Over 1,400 Delhi Police personnel faced disciplinary action in 2009



New Delhi: Over 1,400 Delhi Police personnel were subject to disciplinary action, including dismissals, in 2009, its Commissioner Y S Dadwal said on Saturday.

At his annual press conference here, Dadwal said disciplinary action was taken against 1,428 personnel, of whom 56 were dismissed while 1,119 were censured.

"There is no scope of nonsense so far as functioning of police is concerned. We are taking action against the SHOs on various complaints and we will continue to do so," Dadwal said.

Constables topped the list with 484 being punished during the year, followed by head constables (309), Assistant Sub-Inspectors (239), Sub-Inspectors (203) and inspectors (144).

While services of 197 personnel were forfeited, 56 were dismissed, 1,119 were censured and 54 were punished by withholding their increments during the year as recommended by the Delhi Vigilance Branch.

Of the 484 constables, 309 were censured, services of 107 were forfeited while 44 were removed from service, according to Delhi Police statistics.

During the last year, among those whose increments were withheld as punishment included 23 constables, 10 head constables, eight ASIs, nine SIs and four inspectors.

Dadwal said 466 surprise checks were conducted at police stations and action against 63 personnel have been proposed.

He also said that a total 19,252 complaints including 6,155 against policemen were received in the vigilance branch. A total of 17,824 complaints have been sent to districts for necessary action and direct disposal.

PTI