286 Delhi Police men booked in criminal and corruption cases

Close to 300 personnel of Delhi Police were booked in criminal and corruption cases in the past three years, 55 per cent of them being constables.

New Delhi: Close to 300 personnel of Delhi
Police were booked in criminal and corruption cases in the
past three years, 55 per cent of them being constables.

According to official statistics, a total of 286
policemen were booked in criminal cases and corruption cases
between 2008 and 2010.

Out of the 286, a majority of 207 policemen were
booked under criminal cases while the rest 79 were booked on
corruption charges.

"Constables have topped the list with a total of 156
being booked in last three years in criminal and corruption
cases. Of these, 128 were booked in criminal cases," a senior
police official said.

Forty-nine Head Constables were booked in criminal
cases during the same period while 23 personnel of the same
rank were charged in corruption cases.

The figures for Assistant Sub Inspectors are 8
(criminal cases) and 11 (corruption cases), Sub Inspectors 16
and 11, Inspectors 6 and 5. An Assistant Commissioner of
Police (ACP) was booked in a corruption case in 2009.

The largest number of bookings came in 2008 when 92
personnel were booked in criminal cases and 34 in corruption
cases. "The numbers decreased in the next two years," the
official said.

In 2009, a total of 83 personnel were booked while
last year saw 77 personnel in the dock.

Delhi Police presently has strength of 77,791
personnel, including 43,755 constables and 19,069 Head
Constables. The number of ASIs are 6,471, SIs 4,971 and
Inspectors 1,284.

Last year, a total of 1,303 policemen were awarded
punishment for their alleged involvement in criminal cases and
other complaints in 2010 with constables topping the list of
ignominy with 474.

35 persons, including 23 constables and five Head
Constables, were dismissed from service last year following
their involvement in criminal or corruption cases. The
dismissals came for the first time in past four years.

According to official statistics, only 74 personnel
faced punishment in 2009 and 102 in 2008 and 197 the year
before.

Last year, 997 police personnel were given minor
punishment and 218 major punishments while 49 faced
departmental enquiry. Four personnel were transfered to
non-sensitive units.

PTI

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