The Delhi Police have topped the chart in bribery cases among government departments and agencies in the city.
A report of the Vigilance Department, tabled in the Budget session of the Assembly, revealed that 15 out of a total 34 bribe cases filed against various state departments in 2007 are against men in khaki. Moreover, 17 police officials are facing charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
A distant second in the list was the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) with four cases and the State Transport Authority with three cases against it came third. Last year, two corruption cases were registered each against Finance department and New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). One case each was registered against the Delhi Jal Board, Education Department, Waqf Board, DTC and Health Department, besides others.
According to Vigilance Department figures, 37 government employees — including 17 from the police and five from the MCD — have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The department has also registered bribe cases against eight non-officials, who colluded with the government officials in the bribery cases.
This year, the Vigilance has registered cases against three municipal officials for allegedly misusing their powers.