The Police High Command has launched a major offensive against criminal gangs and gang leaders behind the rising violence across the country. The 90-day anti-crime initiative was launched last week. Under the crackdown, the police have also launched investigations against persons who have been financing and facilitating the gangs. Meanwhile, several wanted men have been arrested and illegal guns seized in the anti-crime crack down. More than 200 people have been murdered since January, a 17 per cent jump over the corresponding period last year. The cops have however seized nearly two hundred illegal guns and 15000 rounds of ammunition.