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Weed out criminal cops: DGP

STATE DIRECTOR-GENERAL of Poice Yashpal Singh today blasted the ?criminals in the police force who had destroyed the image of the department?.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2006 01:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

STATE DIRECTOR-GENERAL of Poice Yashpal Singh today blasted the “criminals in the police force who had destroyed the image of the department”.

Addressing senior police officers' conference here on Friday during ongoing Police Week, the DGP said these “black sheep” in the force should be identified and weeded out without further delay as failure on this issue would prove disastrous for the department.

Singh said despite limitations there was an urgent need to take stringent action against these criminals, who had brought bad name to the department.

Expressing anguish over making “fake” breakthrough in criminal cases, the DGP said it was also a heinous crime on the part of senior police officers. “It is better not to open a case than make bogus claim about solving the case,” the DGP commented.

Referring to recent triple murder case and dacoity in Unnao, the DGP said the district police chief gave him wrong information about the case. The SP Unnao told the DGP that it was dowry related case and later made false breakthrough in the case, the DGP said adding, “It is a heinous crime.”

He said wrong investigation in the cases would never help in crime control and efforts should be made to open the case properly. Similarly, about the much-publicised 'Operation Majnu' in Meerut, the DGP said it was a foolish action on the part of the police and, that too, in full glare of the electronic media.

Singh said involvement of media in policing was a very sensitive matter and conscious efforts should be made in this direction. The DGP said any mistake would only present a negative image of the department.

Terming Mau communal riots as a “blot” on his one-year tenure as the state police chief, Singh said the then Mau SP did not deserve to be posted in the district. He said when tension was brewing in the town no police force was present in the area. “Laparwahi barti aur beizzati karwadi” (they were slack in duty that led to insult).

The DGP also quoted an incident of “police officers' foolishness” at the chief minister's residence during former US president Bill Clinton's visit when two deputy SPs created a scene after boozing.

He said the DSP level officers were posted for proper arrangement but these officers showed their “meanness”. Saying that they could not show their good behaviour even one day the DGP said they should be removed from the service. The government had then suspended the two DSPs.

The DGP indicated he was not happy with the prevailing situation and without controlling steep moral degeneration the image could not be improved.

First Published: Feb 04, 2006 01:46 IST