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A dubious distinction for Delhi police
March 30, 2008 16:17 IST
Despite its claims of being at the service of the common man, Delhi police has earned the dubious distinction of facing the maximum number of bribery cases from amongst all the state departments.
Out of the total 34 bribery cases filed against various state departments in 2007 as many as 15 are against men in the uniform.
Also, 17 cops are facing charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act, according to the figures by Delhi Government Vigilance Department tabled in state assembly recently.
After Delhi police comes Municipal Corporation and State Transport Authority, which have got four and three cases against them respectively.
During 2007, two corruption cases each were registered against Finance department and New Delhi Municipal Corporation while one case each was registered against Delhi Jal Board, Education, Waqf Board, DTC and health department besides others.
In all, 37 government employees including 17 from police followed by five from MCD have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act, the Vigilance figures tell.
Indicating a nexus between the officials and the private individuals, the department has also registered bribe cases against at least eight non-officials.
Besides, the figures reveal that in 2007, chargesheets were filed in 15 cases against the same number of personnel.
Also, files against six officials had been sent to their respective departments for appropriate departmental action.
The trend hardly looked any better this year, as in the last three months the Vigilance has already registered a case against three municipal officials for allegedly misusing the power vested in them by official position.