'Police get vital clues in Ayesha murder case'

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Hyderabad, May 6: Andhra Pradesh Home Minister K Jana Reddy today said the investigation teams have got vital clues in the Ayesha Meera murder case, which triggered political tremors in the State recently. Addressing the media after reviewing the law and order situation with top police officials in the State, he said investigation into the murder case was in progress and the cops have got vital clues in the case.

Ayesha Meera was found raped and murdered in her hostel room in Vijayawada last year. Claiming that the crime rate had declined in the State in the first quarter of 2008, compared to the corresponding period last year, the Minister said the number of robberies, theft cases, riots and dacoit cases had declined. However, burglaries and cheating cases, including fake currency rackets, have seen a slight increase as against last year, he added.

Stating that sufficient security would be provided at all polling centres in the 18 Assembly and four Lok Sabha constituencies facing bypoll, in the State, he said naxal activities had also declined in the State as the State Government was taking stringent steps to curb the extremists' sponsored violence in the State.

The police department was taking measures to curb extortion by fake naxals, he added.


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