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Sep 26, 2011 Truck driver beaten to death for refusing to give bribe in UP: "truck was not overloaded, but demanded Rs 1,000." His father was willing to pay only Rs 500 after which the RTO constables and one Shiv Kumar of the weighing centre beat him brutally, causing his death", "and the police fired in the air and lathicharged to control the situation,"
Sep 26, 2011 BBC: India: Woman injured during Baba Ramdev crackdown dies: "A woman who was seriously injured during a police crackdown in June on an anti-corruption hunger strike by yoga guru Baba Ramdev has died."
Sep 26, 2011 Truck driver beaten to death for not paying bribe
Sep 25, 2011 Gangraped UP girl raped by SHO again: "the victim and her father reached the Khanna police station in Mahoba to lodge a complaint. Senior sub-inspector Deepak Pandey, also the station house officer, arrived after a long wait. After quizzing the victim for almost an hour, he allegedly asked the girl's father to leave telling him that the girl would have to stay back as her statements were to be recorded. The next afternoon, the girl reached home and told her father that she was raped again by Pandey. The shocked family then approached senior police officers of the district, but nothing happened."
Sep 23, 2011 Mentally unstable man assaulted: "In a shocking behaviour from policemen in Satna, Madhya Pradesh -- a 'mentally unstable' man was ruthlessly beaten up by cops on Thursday (September 22). Huge blows were delivered on the victim -- 40-year-old naked Ram Krishna Agarwal, while the crowds gathered shouted, "Maaro, maaro (beat him).""
Sep 23, 2011 Cops thrash mentally unstable man in MP: "A group of policemen led by an inspector brutally assaulted a mentally-challenged man publically in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh, about 550km away from Bhopal. The seriously-injured man has been shifted to Rewa medical college hospital."
Sep 21, 2011 To fight terror, reform police
Sep 21, 2011 2G: CBI opposes probe against Chidambaram
Sep 20, 2011 Officials at intel agency filmed women colleagues in toilet: "The National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), the country’s premier technical intelligence agency set up after the Kargil intrusion, is already under the scanner of the Supreme Court for a slew of alleged irregularities. The latest is a shocking case of officials using secret service funds to illegally film their women colleagues in the toilet."
Sep 19, 2011 For ‘financial impropriety,’ Army moves to recall DG Assam Rifles: "a “hairdressing” bill of his wife was also reimbursed to the officer as official expense."
Sep 19, 2011 SC raps CBI for botching up every 3rd case
Sep 19, 2011 Friend or Foe?: "Delhi, Mumbai blasts: Riven by corruption, Indian police is unprepared to tackle modern terror", "Corupt To The Core There is a good reason why the police are perceived to be among the most corrupt government departments. In Maharashtra, policemen comprise 23 per cent of government servants netted for bribe-taking over the past six years. Experts say the figure could well be a national average. Police corruption takes the form of extortion: bribes are taken for not enforcing the law. Policemen wield immense powers relating to the life and liberty of citizens, implement legislation relating to gambling, prostitution, dance bars, hotels, economic offences, and in some states, prohibition. They are tasked with checking activities having the potential to generate black money. Even simple measures like free registration of First Information Reports (FIR) is not adopted. A check of the complaints register at any police station usually reveals hundreds of unregistered cases. Nobody is punished for such lapses. Law and order gets priority over crime and corruption thrives. Graft is so endemic to the force and the opportunities for retail corruption so many, that bribes are paid for recruitment."
Sep 16, 2011 Be honest, uphold civil liberties, Manmohan Singh tells police
Sep 16, 2011 Prof complains to Mamata against Kolkata Police: "accusing the Special Branch of Kolkata Police of “grilling” his eight-year-old daughter."
Sep 15, 2011 Time: India's Other Hunger Strike: 11 Years and Counting: "Irom Sharmila, who has been on an 11-year hunger strike protesting an Indian anti-terror law, leaves a court hearing in Imphal"
Sep 15, 2011 CBI defaulter, owes U.p. dept`63 lakh rent
Sep 15, 2011 Cop turns extortionist at Nehru Park: "When the complainant took out his purse to show his I-Card that he worked as a manager in a five-star hotel, the constable allegedly snatched the purse and threatened to implicate him in a false case before taking Rs 2,000 from it."
Sep 15, 2011 Police firing on Dalits in TN: Toll rises to 7: "the death toll in the police firing on a stone-pelting mob has risen to seven."
Sep 15, 2011 Officer court wants booked was chosen for HC blast probe: "Police on Wednesday said they will open an inquiry against Additional DCP Ravi Shankar and three other policemen against whom a Delhi court ordered registration of an FIR for allegedly extorting money from people with threats to implicate them in a false case."
Sep 15, 2011 Policemen unleash tyranny in Bihar: "Police showed brutality on women in Bihar. Women, who were protesting outside a police station in the Nalanda district, were baton charged. The women were protesting against police inaction and delay in locating a missing woman, when the cops suddenly decided to cut loose."
Sep 15, 2011 Women chased, beaten by Bihar police: "Hooligans in uniform"
Sep 14, 2011 Audio CD blew lid off Special Cell extortion racket: "An audio CD of a 45-minute conversation between a Head Constable and two cable distributors blew the lid off an alleged extortion racket involving four personnel of the Special Cell of Delhi Police."
Sep 14, 2011 Cop, realtor held for molesting housewife: "Shamirpet police arrested a constable and his realtor friend for sexually assaulting a housewife"
Sep 13, 2011 A healthy Irom Sharmila can espouse the larger cause of her people: "“Iron Lady of Manipur” has been on hunger strike since November 5, 2000, for the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in her home state. She went on fast after witnessing the killing of ten people by troops of the Assam Rifles in Malom,"
Sep 11, 2011 Ex-servicemen protest against corruption in armed forces: "The Bhrashtachar Virodhi Manch, an organisation of ex-servicemen in Pune, took out a rally on Monday to protest against the alleged corruption prevailing in the armed forces."
Sep 11, 2011 Dismissed IAF officer Anjali Gupta commits suicide: "Few years back, Anjali had created ripples in the IAF when she had leveled allegations of sexual harassment against her superiors."
Sep 11, 2011 Five killed in police firing in Tamil Nadu: "Five persons were on Sunday killed in police firing at Paramakudi, when a mob of Dalits turned violent, setting ablaze vehicles and blocking traffic following the detention of their leader, John Pandian"
Sep 9, 2011 India lacks strategy on terror: Fareed Zakaria: "India's policing is pathetic and it needs to do more to reach out to Muslims, says strategic affairs expert Fareed Zakaria", "India has no police"
Sep 8, 2011 Women 'more than' molested, stripped in Bhatta Parsaul: Govt: "“ ...police personnel broke open houses, looted valuables, money, ransacked houses, tore women's clothes and put them in a state of nakedness, badly molested and committed even more than that,”"
Sep 8, 2011 CAG slams BSF for wasteful expenditure on choppers: "Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has slammed both the ministry of home affairs (MHA) and Border Security Force (BSF) for purchasing six helicopters for BSF worth Rs 125.29 crore without ensuring necessary infrastructure to position them on desired locations, pilots to fly them and staff to handle its operations, which resulted in idling of these helicopters."
Sep 8, 2011 2G case: Prashant Bhushan moves SC against CBI: "The affidavit alleges that the agency did not conduct proper probe into former union minister Dayanidhi Maran's role in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. Bhushan accused the CBI of overlooking vital facts."
Sep 7, 2011 Chhattisgarh policemen face DNA test over charges of ‘Naxal’ girl’s gangrape, murder: "The CID, Chhattisgarh, will soon take DNA samples of 25 policemen of Chando police station in Surguja, who were involved in an alleged encounter in July that led to the death of 16-year-old Meena Khalkho. While the police claim she was a Naxalite and “habitual to sex”, residents of her village Karcha have accused police of killing her after gangrape and then dubbing her a Naxalite.", "The doctor added: “Our observation suggested the presence of semen of many persons (on her underwear).”"
Sep 4, 2011 Unfit Army? Survey finds 30% overweight: "Four out of five personnel surveyed, including officers, were found suffering from pre-hypertension, about a third were overweight and two-thirds had low levels of good cholesterol (HDL), caused by lack of exercise."
Sep 4, 2011 People's pressure force cops to change bribe to fine: "A group of citizens from various walks of life joined hands to challenge two 'suspicious' traffic cops. They were later taken to the Ajni police station where eight people have been booked, two, ironically, for obstructing a public servant while discharging his duty."
Sep 4, 2011 'कमेटी आ गई, भागो'....: "पुलिस को हर महीने पाँच सौ से हज़ार रूपए देता हूँ.और इतने ही करीब नगर निगम वाले ले जाते हैं. "
Sep 4, 2011 85,000 cases still pending with Delhi Police: "A whopping 47 per cent of the over 1.81 lakh cases reported in the national capital in the past three-and-a-half years remain unsolved with Delhi Police"
Sep 4, 2011 Court accepts CBI closure report in Op Westend graft case: "A Delhi court has accepted a CBI plea to close a corruption case against an aide of former defence minister George Fernandes and others for alleged delivery of kickbacks by an Israeli firm to an Indian arms broker for securing an army contract."
Sep 3, 2011 ‘Take action against cop for shoddy probe’: "A city court has asked the Delhi police commissioner to take action against a “delinquent” inspector for conducting questionable probe in a murder case, resulting in acquittal of all three accused."
Sep 3, 2011 Cops lathicharged panchayat representatives
Sep 2, 2011 IB harassing my kin, not violated any rule: Kejriwal
Sep 1, 2011 Indian anti-graft crusader wanted for other causes: "Activist Irom Sharmila invited Hazare to northeast Manipur state, where she is on a decadelong fast against a law giving troops sweeping powers to shoot people with little provocation.", ""If he comes, our movement against the draconian Act will receive a huge boost,""
Sep 1, 2011 Police shielding the real culprits: Shehla's sister: "Shehla Masood's sister Ayesha Masood said that the murder is connected to the mining scam case."
Sep 1, 2011 Treat me like Anna Hazare: Irom Sharmila to PM: "Manipur's iron lady Irom Sharmila is on fast for the past 11 years to demand the repeal of the AFPSA."
Aug 31, 2011 Guide launched 'to help overcome fear of India's corrupt police': "A human rights group has launched a campaign to help the public overcome its fear of India's police which has been tainted by allegations of extra-judicial killings, corruption, extortion, rape and sexual assault.", "In 2009, 59 people died in police custody in India, while a large number of suspects have been killed in 'fake encounters' – where police are alleged to have staged shoot-outs to cover up extrajudicial killings. Several police 'encounter specialist' gunmen have become notorious, especially in Mumbai where seven officers have killed more than 500 'suspects.'"
Aug 31, 2011 Lokpal to sound death knell for CBI, CVC?
Aug 31, 2011 Attend to this fast: "The AFSPA gives the armed forces the power to shoot-at-sight or arrest without warrant. It provides legal immunity to the armed forces operating in the northeast. It is this draconian law that Sharmila wants repealed."
Aug 31, 2011 Irom Sharmila, on a hunger strike for the past 11 years,
Aug 30, 2011 Wife of convict gang-raped in jail: cops: "Police on Monday confirmed that the wife of a convict was allegedly gang raped by four wardens in the jail compound of the Central Jail at Fatehgarh."
Aug 30, 2011 Drunken IPS officer detained for creating commotion: "a fellow traveller who was charging his laptop, they said, adding the IPS officer tried to remove the laptop and fling it outside. When the other passengers intervened, he allegedly tried to beat up some of them and used foul language,"
Aug 28, 2011 Sports icons one with Team Anna: "my brother who was serving in the British Army came down and met the concerned official and gave him gifts comprising ghee, wheat and stuff and thus I got selected in 1951. Even in those days, nothing worked without bribes."
Aug 28, 2011 4 UP jail wardens suspended on gangrape charges: "inmate accused them of raping his wife on the jail premises"
Aug 28, 2011 Lady cop looked on as colleague molested a girl: Goa committee: "The 21-year-old girl, who had escaped from a prostitution racket, was allegedly forced to perform oral sex by constable Vishwavijay Digambar Parab of Mapusa police station"
Aug 27, 2011 Information Martyr: "Shehla Masood had to die because the state couldn’t protect her"
Aug 25, 2011 Sohrab case: 'Narendra Modi's babus, cops tried to help accused minister'
Aug 25, 2011 Why did Delhi police do such a shoddy job of cash-for-votes?: "The scam hit the headlines when three BJP MPs landed in parliament with bundles of currency claiming they were being bribed by Singh to vote in favour of the UPA in the trust vote. The UPA won the vote."
Aug 24, 2011 Arrested for murder, Bihar girl raped in custody: "A teenaged girl held in custody in a murder case in Bihar was allegedly raped by policemen while being interrogated"
Aug 24, 2011 Govt blames police for non-execution of Reddy warrants: "Blaming police for non-execution of warrants issued by a court in Sandur against former minister and mining magnate G Janardhana Reddy, Karnataka Government today assured the high court that action would be taken against them within a week."
Aug 23, 2011 10 years and still fasting: Manipur 'iron lady' Irom Sharmila expresses solidarity with Anna: "Sharmila, who has been on a fast, for over ten years, demanding the revocation of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, wrote a letter to Anna extending her support.", "the military act that gives unbridled powers to the armed forces and even to shoot people on mere suspicion.", "Sharmila said that corruption was wide spread in Manipur and it was the root cause of all the problems."
Aug 23, 2011 'Policemen raped 7 women in Bhatta-Parsaul'
Aug 22, 2011 Brutality unleashed: "The jailor beating a prisoner at Bhadohi jail in Uttar Pradesh. (PTI)"
Aug 22, 2011 Cop gets 1-yr RI for thrashing family: "A trial court has sentenced police constable and his friend to one-year rigorous imprisonment for beating up a couple and a woman to recover some money loaned out to them."
Aug 21, 2011 'Cops raped 7 women in Bhatta-Parsaul': "The National Commission for Scheduled Castes has concluded that seven women had been raped by cops in the twin villages of Bhatta-Parsaul during clashes between police and farmers agitating against land acquisition"
Aug 21, 2011 CJ catches police taking a bribe: "Citizen Journalist catches a police officer in action taking a bribe from an illegal vegetable vendor."
Aug 20, 2011 The Last Ditch In N. Kivu: "Outlook’s Congo expose sparks demands for firmer order in the army"
Aug 20, 2011 New twist in RTI activist Shehla Masood kiling: "IPS officer Pawan Shrivastava had threatened Masood and asked her to take back RTI applications."
Aug 18, 2011 Shehla was threatened by a police officer: Father: "Sultan Masood said the police tried covering up Shehla's murder by initially terming it as suicide."
Aug 18, 2011 Indian SC seeks report on intelligence agency 'corruption'
Aug 17, 2011 Police making 'arrests' without following law: Legal experts
Aug 17, 2011 IPS officer behind RTI activist Masood murder?: "Masood was being threatened by an IPS officer."
Aug 16, 2011 Timeline: Police crackdown on Anna Hazare
Aug 16, 2011 Nation condems police action against Hazare
Aug 16, 2011 NHRC demands report on police action on Hazare: "The NHRC notice came on Tuesday evening, after it received a complaint from human rights activist Anirudhasudhan Chakraborty, who alleged that provisions of Constitution and international human rights conventions were violated in the police action against Hazare and his supporters."
Aug 15, 2011 India Against Corruption: Anna Hazare arrested by Delhi Police ahead of fast: "Anna in his addresses to the nation before his arrest asked his supporters not to stop the agitation."
Aug 15, 2011 India against corruption: Ban orders imposed at Hazare protest venue: "The Delhi Police on Monday night imposed Section 144 - that bans the gathering of five or more people - at JP Park where social activist Anna Hazare is to hold a protest fast from Tuesday morning."
Aug 14, 2011 22 years on, justice eludes Bhagat Singh’s sister: "While India celebrates 64 years of freedom, most people are unaware that Parkash Kaur (95), younger sister of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, has been struggling for 22 years to get justice for her son-in-law, Kuljeet Singh Dhatt. The latter was killed in 1989, allegedly by five Punjab Police cops in Hoshiarpur district."
Aug 13, 2011 Anna seeks PM's intervention on police curbs: "Social activist Anna Hazare Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh complaining that the Delhi Police order restricting his fast to three days was a violation of his fundamental rights. Hazare, in a two-page letter, said that despite the restriction, he will go ahead with the fast, and if arrested he will continue it in jail. Delhi Police in their order Friday asked Team Anna to give an undertaking that it will end its protest fast at a park in central Delhi in three days."
Aug 12, 2011 Maval: Witnesses say cops shot detained farmer thrice: "eyewitnesses said he was shot at with a revolver by a police inspector after some other cops pushed him out of a police van in which he was detained."
Aug 10, 2011 16 yrs after death in custody, kin get Rs 4 lakh in damages: "Sixteen years after a man died in police custody, the Bombay high court has held the Maharashtra government "vicariously liable" for the death and ordered it to pay a compensation of over Rs 4 lakh."
Aug 10, 2011 Pune agitation: Police action caught on camera: "The visuals show policemen firing on protesters, attacking vehicles and slapping drivers."
Aug 9, 2011 Adarsh scam, a case of fence eating crop: CAG: "Terming the Adarsh Housing Society scam a classic example of fence eating the crops, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Tuesday said rules were flouted to benefit relatives of politicians, public servants and military authorities."
Aug 9, 2011 Clashes erupt in Delhi during anti-graft protest: "Police fired water cannons and tear gas at opposition party activists on the streets of the capital on Tuesday, as thousands of anti-government protesters rallied against the ruling Congress party over corruption scandals."
Aug 9, 2011 Police use water canons, batons to control angry protest in Indian capital against corruption
Aug 9, 2011 Egg on Army face: J&K encounter fake: ""The two conspired and stage-managed the encounter for personal benefits," he said. He meant promotions and rewards. The duo reportedly picked up an unidentified mentally challenged civilian from Rajouri on August 5 and took him to Dobawali Doka forests in Surankote where they allegedly shot him dead the next day."
Aug 9, 2011 Custodial killing exposes arbitrary shifting of police lock-up: "Fernandes, who was kept in Panaji police station as there was no lock-up available that day, was allegedly killed in police custody."
Aug 9, 2011 CAG slams military authorities for Adarsh housing scam: "Slamming military authorities for misappropriating prime defence land for the Adarsh housing society, the CAG has said rules were bent to benefit relatives of politicians, public servants and senior Service officers including former Army chiefs Gen Deepak Kapoor and N C Vij."
Aug 9, 2011 Pune farmers' protest turns ugly, four dead: "The police resorted to firing when protesters took to stone pelting over land acquisition in Pune."
Aug 9, 2011 Politicians, babus, Army bent rules to grab Adarsh land: CAG: "Slamming military authorities for misappropriating prime defence land for the Adarsh housing society, the CAG has said rules were bent to benefit relatives of politicians, public servants and senior service officers including former Army chiefs Gen Deepak Kapoor and N C Vij."
Aug 9, 2011 Adarsh scam: CAG names two former Army chiefs: "According to the CAG report local military authorities in collusion with the defence estate organisation officials misappropriated prime government land for the benefit of a select few."
Aug 8, 2011 Cops behind fake encounters should be hanged, says SC: "The Supreme Court on Monday said those responsible for fake encounters should be given the death sentence and hanged in what marks a significant toughening of stand against extra-judicial killings by trigger happy cops."
Aug 8, 2011 OFB to take action against six defence firms: "As per a CBI report, six companies including Israel Military Industries, Singapore Technologies, German Rheinmetall Air Defence and the Russian Corporation Defence were involved in payment of illegal gratification to former OFB Chairman Sudipto Ghosh."
Aug 8, 2011 It's cold blooded brutal murder, hang fake encounters cops: SC: "Coming down heavily on police personnel involved in fake encounter killings, the court said as custodians of law they are expected to protect people and not eliminate them as contract killers.", "... If crimes are committed by ordinary people, ordinary punishment should be given but if the offence is committed by policemen much harsher punishment should be given to them because they do an act totally contrary to their duties.""
Aug 7, 2011 Greedy breed of Indian political leaders: "The people of the country witnessed the entire cash-for-votes scandal on television. So, to say that the police or the parliamentary committee investigating the episode cannot find evidence in the case, is a real shame"
Aug 7, 2011 Custodial death: 2 policemen arrested in Sopore: "The medical report submitted by the doctors also indicated that the deceased had died due to torture and the torture marks were visible all over the body"
Aug 7, 2011 UP tops 'fake' encounters list, Manipur second: "Uttar Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction of witnessing the highest number of fake encounters with nearly 120 people being allegedly killed by police in such incidents in past three years."
Aug 6, 2011 SC: Second probe as bad as first one: "There was no respite to the Delhi Police from the Supreme Court on its “shoddy” investigation into the “cash-for-vote” scam as the top court slammed its second probe report, saying that it was not even shades better than the previous report filed before the interrogation of some persons. “Your second investigation (report) is as meaningless as the first investigation,” a bench of Justices Aftab Alam and R.M. Lodha told Additional Solicitor-General (ASG) Haren Rawal appearing for the police"
Aug 6, 2011 Glaring flaws in coastal security: CAG report: "The Coast Guard lacks teeth to guard India's coastline even two years after 26/11, says the CAG report"
Aug 5, 2011 Cash-for-vote: How middleman can subvert parliamentary system, asks SC: "The Supreme Court on Friday rebuked Delhi Police for its tardy investigations into the cash-for-votes scandal of 2008, when the Congress-led central government was accused of bribing MPs to win a trust vote in Parliament.", "The court said: "You must find the source of the money." It further asked it to follow the law both in letter and spirit while conducting the investigations.""
Aug 5, 2011 Cash scam: SC slams Delhi Police’s half-hearted probe: "“It is so disgusting that a middle man of the cheapest kind had been allowed to interfere with parliamentary proceedings and he had succeeded,” the bench observed."
Aug 5, 2011 Probe cash-for-votes money source: SC to police: "The court issued the direction to the police while reacting to its status report on the scam."
Aug 5, 2011 SC terms cash-for-vote scam probe hopeless: "The Supreme Court on Friday slammed Delhi police for failing to take its probe in the cash-for-vote scam to a logical conclusion and expressed its disgust over ''some middlemen being allowed to subvert Parliament proceedings.''"