Saturday, July 24, 2010

Special Team to keep check on corruption in Delhi Police

Now, the cops will be policing the police. With an RTI reply putting Delhi Police among the most corrupt agencies in the city, top police officers have come to a conclusion that a dedicated squad is needed to keep an eye on their subordinates in the capital.

Sources said there are reports that many cops are cashing in on the construction frenzy and frantic commercial activities before the Commonwealth Games to earn some ‘‘extra bucks’’ in the form of bribes and kickbacks. Senior police officers said the special squad will keep a tab on cops so that they do not turn to corrupt ways.

‘‘For example, we have launched a new tenant verification process across the city in view of the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Every third person in Delhi is a tenant. With only 72 days remaining before the Games, we fear many people may try to bribe police personnel in a bid to get verification certificate quickly without going through the required process,’’ said a senior police officer.

Sources said Delhi Police commissioner Y S Dadwal has asked senior officers to take strong action against corrupt cops. Earlier, while interacting with media persons Dadwal had said he will not tolerate corrupt police personnel.