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Over 2,000 Delhi Police personnel punished in 2017: Report

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Over 2,000 personnel were punished with 63 removed from service last year, even as Commissioner asserted that the force maintained towards corruption and aberrations.

A total of 2,153 policemen faced disciplinary action with 63 dismissals and 185 facing forfeiture of service wherein there service benefits were curtailed for different offences, said an annual report of

"We have adopted towards corruption and aberrations. We have taken action against our own personnel when found guilty," Patnaik told reporters today.

The Police report stated that 585 personnel were placed under suspension for various commissions and omissions while 665 departmental enquiries were initiated in which 928 personnel were found guilty.

The Vigilance branch of also undertook 367 cases for enquiry in last year, it mentioned.

Senior officials laid emphasis on identification of aberrations, prompt enquiry and exemplary punitive action in complaints against policemen because it impacted image of the entire force.

Special focus was on complaints of corruption, involvement in land and property deals, non-registration of cases, faulty and with criminals, the report added.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:50 IST