New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states received the most number of complaints against police personnel in 2015, the rate of prosecution was quite low in all the states, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data showed.
Madhya Pradesh tops the list with 10,089 complaints made against the police personnel, followed by Maharashtra with 8,004 cases.
Uttar Pradesh comes third with 4,659 complaints lodged against policemen, followed by Kerala (4,634 complaints), Punjab (3,107), Rajasthan (2,947), Chhattisgarh (2,806), Haryana (1,900) and Gujarat (1,025).
Among these states, only Uttar Pradesh and Kerala are not ruled by BJP or a BJP-led coalition.
Among the Union Territories, Delhi tops the chart with 12,913 complaints made against policemen in 2015. Notably, Delhi Police administratively works under the Union Home Ministry and not the state government.
As many as 6,189 of the total complaints lodged against police personnel in Madhya Pradesh were found false or unsubstantiated.
In Maharashtra, the number was 3,962, followed by Uttar Pradesh (2,257), Chhattisgarh (1,999) Rajasthan (1,831), Punjab (1,319), Kerala (599) and Delhi (346).
Kerala initiated a judicial inquiry in most number of cases (55), followed by Gujarat (31), Maharashtra (22) and Rajasthan (11).
In Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, only two cases each were subjected to judicial probe, while Uttar Pradesh subjected only three cases to judicial probe.
The highest number of policemen arrested for various crimes were in Maharashtra (454 arrests) followed by Gujarat (128), Uttar Pradesh (102), and Punjab (93).
In Madhya Pradesh the figure of arrests was 88, in Kerala it was 50, in Rajasthan 18 while in Delhi no police personnel was arrested during the year 2015.
First Published | 31 August 2016 8:22 PM