'Of 12,872 Plaints Against Delhi Police Personnel, Only 35 Turned FIRs'

Just 35 complaints received in 2014 against Delhi Police personnel transformed into FIRs out of the total of 12,872.

Published: 15th December 2015 07:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2015 07:24 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Just 35 complaints received in 2014 against Delhi Police personnel transformed into FIRs out of the total of 12,872, with chargesheet being filed against nine of them so far, a report on Delhi law & order revealed.

According to the white paper released by international NGO Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), departmental enquiries were initiated in only 46 of the complaints while only 13 of them have been completed so far.

The report, a crime mapping study in Delhi, is analysis of the data pertaining to cases of 2014, which was procured by CHRI from 160 police stations in Delhi.

Maximum of the complaints received against police personnel were of misbehaviour followed by corruption and sexual harassment of women.

"In 2014, maximum cases reported were of theft at 74291 followed by rash driving and burglary at 10373 and 10281. While the number of rape cases reported during the period were 1818, the figures for gangrape and assault on women stood at 144 and 2667," revealed the CHRI report prepared in coordination with Praja Foundation, a Mumbai-based NGO.

The analysis also pointed out that the maximum cases of sexual and verbal assault and those of rash driving were reported in the posh South Delhi, while Outer Delhi topped the chart in cases of murder, kidnapping, burglary and thefts.

"A large part of public fear and distrust of the police is fed by little understanding of levels of crime, police response and various reasons behind perceived police performance. Much of this fear and distrust would dissipate if there was more transparency and easy access to information," Maja Daruwala, Director, CHRI, said while releasing the report.

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