New Delhi: There has been around 56 per cent increase in cases of police officials being transferred or sent to district lines for alleged misconduct and dereliction. While as many as 12 officials were subjected to major punishment, 347 were subjected to minor punishment till November 30 this year, Lok Sabha was informed today.
In 2014, as many as 13 officials were subjected to major punishment and 242 were subjected to minor punishment. Major punishment includes registration of FIR against police personnel, suspension and dismissals, while minor punishment includes transfers to less sensitive units and sending officials to district lines.
Comparing the number of minor punishment cases reported till November 30 this year with that of previous year, adjusted proportionally with respect to the time period, shows an increase of 56.30 per cent.
“A Vigilance Branch headed by a Special Commissioner rank officer is functioning to check corrupt practices of police personnel,” Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said. In a written response to a question, the Union Minister also informed the Lok Sabha that as many as 13,328 complaints against police personnel were received till November 30 this year, of which 394 have so far been found to be “substantiated”.
While 8,849 complaints received in the corresponding period have been found to be “not substantiated”, 4,085 are pending enquiry, he said. In the previous year, 14,290 complaints against police personnel were received, of which 434 were found to be substantiated and 12,572 were found to be unsubstantiated. As many as 1,284 of them are still under pending enquiry category, said the Minister.
“In order to restore public confidence in police, deterrent action is taken by the Delhi Police in cases where policemen are found involved in malpractices,” Chaudhary added.
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