Thiruvananthapuram: In what could put the nine-month-old CPM-led government in Kerala on the defense, the intelligence wing has reported that the law and order situation in the state is in a bad shape.
The report has been submitted to the home department, Manorama News reported on Sunday. The intelligence wing prepared the report as the government sought it ahead of the next assembly session. The report said that the programs implemented to ensure women's safety were not effective.
The TV report said that as many as 1,75,000 criminal cases have been registered in the state in the last nine months, including 1,100 rape cases and 630 cases of offenses against children.
As many as 18 murder cases due to political rivalry were reported ever since the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government came to power last May.
The number of cases of atrocities against dalits during this period stood at 72,00. As many as 42,00 cases of drug abuse have also been registered.
Earlier there were reports that there has been a steady rise in cases of atrocities against women in the state in 2016 compared to the previous year.
In 2015, as many as 12,383 such cases were reported while the number rose to 14,061 in 2016.
The number of rape cases rose to 1,644 in 2016 from 1,263 in 2015. The number of molestation cases reported stood at 3,991 in 2015 and 4,035 in 2016.