Cops did not act against DSP,reveals RTI info

Ever since it came into inception in September 2010,the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has till June 25 this year recommended action against 90 UT police officials in as many as 50 different cases.

Written by RAGHAV OHRI | Chandigarh | Published: August 29, 2012 12:41:09 am

Ever since it came into inception in September 2010,the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has till June 25 this year recommended action against 90 UT police officials in as many as 50 different cases.

Surprisingly,in a few cases the complainant has entered into a “compromise” with the errant police official after the recommendation was made by the Police Complaints Authority to take action against the Police official.

Significantly,in one case the police refused to take action against a deputy superintendent of police (DSP),holding that “it will not be appropriate to take action” against the DSP. This information was placed on record by the petitioner today in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The petitioner,Arvind Thakur,has obtained the information from the Chandigarh Police under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

In the said case,the Police Complaints Authority on June 24,2011,had recommended “suitable disciplinary action against Vijay Kumar,DSP”.

The recommendation was made on the complaint of a Sector 34 resident who had alleged that no action was taken by the concerned station house officer (SHO) against his tenant for house trespass.

As per information given by Chandigarh Police under RTI,the police wrote back to the Police Complaints Authority on October 21,2011,that it would not be appropriate to take any action DSP Vijay Kumar.

In a separate case,a complainant entered into a compromise with an errant police official while another complainant refused to pursue any action against the police official.

On August 3,2011 the PCA sought views from the department and additional facts if available with the department on a complaint made by a Dhanas resident.

In his complaint,the local resident had alleged that Sub-Inspector Om Parkash and driver Jaswant Singh had beaten him and his two sons and also illegally detained them in the Sector 39 police station for nearly three hours.

The complainant had also alleged that he and his sons were let off after paying a bribe of Rs 5,000.

After the Police Complaints Authority sought views from the police,the cops reported that “during the enquiry the complainant gave in,writing that he does not want any police action on his complaint”.

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