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PostSubject: 1,398 Punjab cops in crime clique   Mon 28 Apr - 9:35

From rape to murder, custodial third degree to running fake currency rackets and organizing illegal immigration, an RTI document obtained by TOI has revealed that a staggering 1,398 Punjab police personnel, right from DGPs to constables, continue to be involved in crime and, in almost all cases, getting away with it.

While this figure for the 46,000-strong contingent does not include personnel serving in eight battalions of Punjab Armed Police (PAP), seven Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) and five commando units, the list includes three DGPs, an ADGP, three IGPs, 19 SPs and 28 DSPs among others. Eight serving DSPs have been accused of murder and an equal number are accused of abduction and kidnapping.

"This may be just the tip of the iceberg. We have to understand that for every case registered, there must be at least a hundred others which the police do not allow to be registered," said Hitender Jain, general secretary of Resurgence India, a civil rights organization, while sharing the data with TOI.

Alleging that most information on IPS and PPS officers was incomplete, Jain said, "The incomplete truth is also good enough to assess how safe we are in the hands of such custodians of law." The data reveals that such policemen continue to enjoy plum postings even as they face serious charges, without a single suspension. This is in gross violation of the Punjab Police Act, 2007, section 13.2, which states that each police station should be headed by an SHO who faces no prosecution in a criminal case, is neither chargesheeted by vigilance bureau nor its own department for misconduct involving moral turpitude and whose integrity has not been doubted for a period of five years prior to taking up charge.

According to section 16.18 of the Punjab Police Rules, 1934, a policeman undergoing departmental inquiry should ordinarily be placed under suspension if it appears that charges are likely to be framed against him. However, it adds, unnecessary suspension should be avoided to check non-effectives. However, rule 16.19, relating to judicial cases, states that police personnel charged with criminal offence should be placed under suspension from the date of trial unless directed otherwise by the DIG or AIG (GRP).

However, officers choose to keep quiet on its implementation. "The Punjab police story is just an example and may be true for other states too. We need to evolve an effective strategy to overpower the monster before it is too late," said Jain.
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