Man stings 'corrupt' cops, civic officials

  • Harish V Nair, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jan 08, 2013 01:44 IST

A west Delhi-based property dealer who has been conducting sting operations on the police and municipal officials for four years to expose corruption within its ranks has struck again.

Chetan Prakash, 37, who has already earned the tag of "terror of Delhi Police and MCD" has conducted sting operations on around 60 persons - all policemen and MCD officials accepting bribes from illegal bootleggers in Sangam Vihar area in south Delhi, Prem Nagar and Nangloi areas in west Delhi.

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The sting operation was carried out between May and July this year.

Already, 59 policemen who took bribe from bootleggers and 98 cops caught accepting money from errant blueline drivers on camera by Prakash are under suspension following a court-ordered enquiry in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

Bringing the latest sting operation to attention, Prakash's lawyer Anil Agarwal told a bench of chief justice D Murugesan and justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw that they had kept ready six hard discs clearly showing the police and MCD officials accepting bribe.

They also sought strict action against them. The court has agreed to hear his plea on January 15.

The judges who heard Prakash's lawyer at length hinted that they will repeat the old orders, which meant there will be a probe into the corruption charges by the Delhi police commissioner and central vigilance commissioner.

Prakash submitted that he had already been victimised a lot by the Delhi Police for exposing corruption within its ranks. The police have been slapping false cases on him and so he thought to approach the high court with his footages instead of the police commissioner.

 

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