NEW DELHI: Delhi Police dreaming is Delhi’s nightmare. An internal report accessed by The Sunday Standard reveals that India’s only lawkeeping force, which reports directly to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, has hit a new low with a conviction rate of just 0.3 per cent in the last nine months.
Till September 30 this year, a total of 1,44,595 cases were registered in the capital. Only 23.74 per cent—or 34,328 cases—were solved and 39,629 cases have been declared “untraced” by the investigators.
Rajnish Sharma, a resident of Khajoori Khas in northeast Delhi, is one such victim of police ineptness. “They register a case and then forget about it. My vehicle was stolen from outside my house almost next to a police picket, but the investigating officer asked me to forget about it,” he compains.