Investigations by Delhi Police in as many as 4,565 cases in which the accused have roots in other states are being hampered by lack of information on their antecedents. While Uttar Pradesh has not provided verification details sought by Delhi Police in 2,110 cases, Bihar is yet to give the information in 531 cases. Information is also awaited from Haryana (528 cases), Rajasthan (209 cases) and Punjab (207), among others.
The pending verification reports came up for discussion at a recent crime review meeting, where Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma expressed displeasure over the casual approach in pursuing the information, said sources.
He asked all the joint commissioners of police to focus on the verification reports of information sheets (known as parcha no-12), the sources added. “He directed all the JCPs to initiate action if the investigation officers concerned were not able to fill the verification reports,” said the sources.
Taj Hassan, Special Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), said they were focusing on the completion of verification reports of information sheets. He said Delhi Police were in touch with police of other states.
Explaining the process of parcha no-12, a senior police officer said after the arrest of any person, police send a verification sheet to counterparts in the state from where the accused hails to verify the permanent address and check if the person has a criminal background.
“If someone is arrested a second or third time or even more, there is little chance of police being misled if the person’s parcha no-12 has been completed earlier,” the officer added.