Police dept tops graft and greed list,reveals ACB

The police department tops the list of corruption cases in the state,followed closely by the revenue department as far as bribery is concerned,reveals ACB data.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 30, 2013 1:30:26 am

The police department tops the list of corruption cases in the state,followed closely by the revenue department as far as bribery is concerned,reveals ACB data. In the greed quotient,too,the police department far outweighs the revenue department,if the money used by the ACB for trapping corrupt employees red-handed is considered a yardstick.

ACB data of the last five years reveal this consistently,barring in 2011,when the police personnel arrested for graft were marginally higher in number than the revenue officials,and yet the trap money used that year against police personnel far outweighed the amount used against revenue officials.

This year alone,between January and March,the ACB trapped 194 persons from different government departments for bribery and other corruption cases. The police department topped with 49 cops,including the two on Monday,followed by the revenue department with 48 officials getting arrested.

The trap money used against police personnel was Rs 72.24 lakh while Rs 2.61 lakh was used against revenue officials.

In 2012,the ACB arrested 633 people from various government departments and the police department again topped with 167,followed by the revenue department with 118. The trap money was Rs 16.83 lakh for police against Rs 6.06 lakh for revenue officials

In 2011 the revenue department outnumbered the police department in corruption cases. The ACB arrested 112 revenue officials and 110 policemen. However,trap money used against the police department was still higher,Rs 10.64 lakh,against Rs 6.51 lakh used against revenue officials.

In 2010,ACB arrested 137 police personnel and 118 revenue officials. The trap money was Rs 16.83 lakh against police personnel and Rs 6.06 lakh against revenue officials.

In 2009,the ACB arrested 127 police personnel and 102 revenue officials. In 2008,119 police personnel and 111 revenue officials were arrested in graft cases.

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