Delhi cops’ ‘terror’ strikes yet again
Chetan Prakash, the euphemistic ‘Terror of Delhi Police’ has struck again. Prakash (37), a property dealer, has been “stinging” cops for the last four years, and all this, to expose corruption in Delhi Police.delhi Updated: Jul 30, 2010 00:08 IST
Chetan Prakash, the euphemistic ‘Terror of Delhi Police’ has struck again.
Prakash (37), a property dealer, has been “stinging” cops for the last four years, and all this, to expose corruption in Delhi Police.
In his latest operation, nearly 60 people, mostly police and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) officials have been caught on tape accepting bribe.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered a probe by the Vigilance Department and the Delhi Police Commissioner into the matter.
As many as 157 cops and bootleggers, filmed by Prakash, are already under suspension, following an enquiry ordered by the court in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
After a hearing, a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan assured the lawyer representing Prakash, a resident of Uttam Nagar, that they will repeat the old orders ordering a probe into the corruption charges by the Delhi Police Commissioner and the Central Vigilance Commissioner.
In the CDs and memory cards of the sting carried out between April 2008 and March 2010, 27 Crime Branch cops, 10 Excise officials and five PCR cops are shown accepting bribe from illegal bootleggers.
Nine MCD officials, too, have been videotaped accepting bribes for various favours like issuance of caste certificate, allowing illegal construction and illegal roadside eateries.
Prakash submitted before the court that he has already been victimised by the Delhi Police, for the repeated exposes by slapping of false cases on him.
Therefore, he thought it fit to approach the High Court with the footage instead of going to the Police Commissioner.
First Published: Jul 30, 2010 00:05 IST