Four Gurgaon policemen are facing action on charges of indiscipline and lapse in duty over the last one month. The services of two were suspended while others have been sent on leave.
Last Tuesday, the police department suspended head constable Jitender Kumar for his alleged involvement in the custodial torture of a 13-year-old boy arrested for vehicle theft.
"We will not tolerate any corruption or complaints of torture. Such incidents will be considered serious offence. We have suspended the head constable on Tuesday and initiated departmental inquiry. Last month, a head constable of the Gurgaon traffic police was suspended after a Facebook user put up a video of him demanding R 1,000 bribe”.
“The incident took place at the DLF Phase-5 crossing when police officer Sarvan Kumar stopped call centre executive Daksh Gudaiya who recorded the interaction on his mobile phone," said a senior official.
While the department is facing a shortage of manpower, authorities feel disciplinary action is necessary to keep corruption and indiscipline at bay. "With strict action, we hope to maintain discipline in the police force. Though there is a staff crunch, we will not compromise with rules, said the official.
Meanwhile, two constables posted in the Sector 5 police station were sent on leave for their inability to curb the increasing number of chain snatching incidents in the area. In separate cases earlier this year, three station house officers (SHOs) were withdrawn from field duties and sent to police lines.
While the SHO of Sushant Lok was reprimanded when he organised a party and allegedly assaulted a hotel employee, the Pataudi SHO was sent to police lines after a trader was burnt alive in his jurisdiction.
The Kherki Dhaula police station SHO is facing action for his alleged involvement in a parking dispute at a hotel.