24 November, 2020

Lawful Peering

A new probe team will watch the corrupt in Delhi police

Lawful Peering
There is a twist in this old tale about cops-and-robbers. And though it’s amusing it definitely does not speak well of the Delhi police.A special vigilance cell is to be created to police the cops of the National Capital

Last year alone the police headquarters received over 29,000 complaints against its officials from the NHRC, PMO, Union home ministry, CVC and affected citizens.

The new vigilance cell, headed by joint commissioner (vigilance) R.P. Singh, will have an additional DCP, an ACP, a dozen inspectors and a special flying squad. Their immediate task will be to monitor police stations and keep a watch on police officials living beyond their known sources of income. Promises Singh: "No longer will complaints gather dust. The vigilance department has adopted a pro-active approach to weed out corrupt elements from the force."

However, what do these ‘corrupt elements’ do? Vigilance officials are looking into charges of financial irregularities against a deputy commissioner of police. The DCP, according to the accusations, has failed to pay Rs...



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