The number of cases registered in 2014 was 56. In 2015, the figure dropped to 39 and in 2016, the number dropped to 14.
New Delhi: About 109 Delhi police officials were caught by the vigilance branch of the Delhi police for taking bribes from 2014 to 2016.
According to the data, the number of cases registered against erring Delhi police personnel In 2014, the figure was 56 and in 2016 the number decreased to 39 and in 2016, such cases has shown the decline from 39 to 14. “We have taken action against these officials as per law,” said a police official on conditions of anonymity.
“In 2016, five constable, one head constable, three inspector, three ASI and two SI were booked for taking bribes and appropriate action has taken against them, “said the official.
Apart from registering Prevention of Corruption Act (POC) cases and taking up probe, strict departmental action was taken against the defaulting personnel. Many of these officers have been suspended, and others were dismissed on corruption charges.
In 2016, the Delhi police vigilance department had conducted 55% more inquires against its men. A Delhi police survey found 34% of the cops to be corrupt in 2015, down from 66% in 2014. Last year the department registered 88 cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act against 77 policemen. Inquiries were conducted against 838 policemen, of which charges were proved against an ACP, 12 inspectors, 18 sub-inspectors, two ASIs, five head constables and 15 constables. Of the 490 cops suspended in 2015, 10 were inspectors, 90 sub-inspectors, 46 ASIs, and the rest were constables and home guards. Departmental inquiries were ordered against 1,017 officers and 90 policemen were dismissed from service following complaints.
A number of steps have been taken recently to encourage members of public to call or send SMS/WhatsApp messages to the anti-corruption helpline (9910641064) of the Delhi police.