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Aug 5, 2011 CAG punches holes in coastal security: "The audit watchdog's latest report, tabled in Parliament on Friday, paints a dismal picture about how coastal security is besieged with ad hoc planning and bureaucratic bottlenecks, huge manpower and equipment shortfalls and turf wars among different agencies, including Navy and Coast Guard."
Aug 4, 2011 HC judge threatens CBI joint director: "Justice Prasad directed Ahmed to appear before the court on July 29 "to explain his conduct and why an FIR be not directed to be registered against him in cheating the court" by allowing appearance of Khanna. The judge also asked why a recommendation be not sent to the Union government for his removal."
Aug 3, 2011 Defence Ministry orders investigation in India-China border road scam: "The 61 road projects covering almost 3394 km of the India-China border areas was assigned to the Border Road Organisation"
Aug 3, 2011 Richie rich: Punjab's millionaire woman cop in CBI net: "A palatial bungalow, lakhs in cash and jewellery, two luxury cars and a well-stocked bar with the best of international liquor brands -- CBI sleuths stumbled upon all this and more during a recent raid on woman Punjab police officer Raka Ghira.", "Having laid a trap July 24 while she was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.100,000 from controversial builder K.K. Malhotra to "clear" his file, the Central Bureau of Investigation closed in on the riches of the well-heeled deputy superintendent of police (DSP). Malhotra is facing charges of fraud and forgery. A raid at her bungalow in an upscale locality in Chandigarh's Sector 15 following the trap led to the recovery of over Rs.87 lakh in cash. CBI officials had to requisition electronic counting machines to count the notes"
Aug 3, 2011 1.8k Delhi Police men face action for dereliction of duty
Aug 3, 2011 Surprise! No politician in cash-for-vote scandal: "Delhi Police have claimed that they have not found evidence to establish the complicity of any politician in one of the country's biggest political scandals"
Aug 3, 2011 Ex-TN intelligence chief Jaffar Sait suspended
Aug 3, 2011 The Peacekeeper’s Child: "Sexual misconduct by Indian soldiers and officers on UN duty in Congo raises disturbing questions", " What Outlook has found Indian soldiers have been guilty of sexual misconduct both before and after the one-year stint of the Sikh Regiment. Instances of sexual abuse are not confined only to Kiwanja, Rutshuru. Some children born with “distinct Indian features” are already dead. Their fathers can’t be identified through the DNA matching technique."
Aug 2, 2011 Dial 100: riskiest lottery in town - - Mismatch between police jurisdiction and phone exchange hits emergency calls: "In the absence of a technology to re-route the call to a neighbouring police district, the caller will have to memorise or jot down the number, hang up, call Calcutta and hope for the best."
Aug 2, 2011 Dial for help, hear ‘beeps’: "“I had heard that you get instant help by dialling 100. So I went for my phone immediately when I came to know about the robbers in the opposite block. But I could not get through at all. A beep came several times. Exasperated, I gave up and ran down.” Police officers at Lalbazar could not say why the helpline “just beeped” at a crucial time. Only last month, Salt Lake homemaker Neetu Gadia’s call to 100 had gone unanswered when robbers entered her home. Pal did not even get that far. “In such a crisis, the police should not expect us to keep calling to get through,”"
Aug 2, 2011 Lady dead after daylight robbery in flat; call wouldn’t go to 100 88-year-old gagged & tied: "An 88-year-old woman died after daylight robbers tied her hands behind her back, held her daughter-in-law at gunpoint and looted their apartment near one of the most recognisable stretches in the city.", "a neighbour’s frantic call to “100” did not get through to what is supposed to be the most reliable number in the country in an emergency."
Aug 2, 2011 Sting exposes CBI: "Agency manufactured claims against Shah"
Jul 27, 2011 CBI planted witnesses to fix Amit Shah
Jul 27, 2011 Senior police inspector arrested for raping a woman: "a 59-year-old senior Police Inspector-Surendra Gopal- who was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 26-year-old married woman on Tuesday morning in his Alto car during duty hours,"
Jul 27, 2011 Mall woman abduction: Sons of cops, management students on the run: "police said two are sons of retired head constables of Haryana Police."
Jul 24, 2011 Take action against ACP, junior: Court: "The Delhi police chief has been asked by a city court to take action against one of his assistant commissioners and an inspector for botching up the probe into the killing of a Dalit student by some student leaders of a Delhi University college."
Jul 24, 2011 Buck And No Bang: "An SC rebuke finally gets the cash-for-votes scam probe on road"
Jul 24, 2011 Sand dealer oils wheels of police: "The senior-most police officer in Burdwan has been using a car belonging to a local sand dealer who wants to keep “good relations” with the cops — a cosy arrangement that reeks of cronyism."
Jul 23, 2011 ‘Scribes’, constable held for blackmail: "The trio used to trap influential people using girls and later resort to blackmail and extract money from them."
Jul 22, 2011 Woman alleges rape by army personnel in south Kashmir, CM says guilty will be punished
Jul 21, 2011 Cop shot by cop inside police station
Jul 21, 2011 After land, mining scams here comes R 750 cr Tatra truck kickback case: "Top officials of BEML Limited, a Bangalore-based company, and the defence ministry have siphoned off at least Rs 750 crore in bribes and commissions over the past 14 years in the purchase of components for Tatra trucks, backbone of the army's artillery and transportation wings."
Jul 21, 2011 Police trying to save govt and Congress, claims Hindustani
Jul 21, 2011 Delhi Police gives Congress, SP clean chit in cash-for-vote scam: "Suhail Hindustani had alleged that PM Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi were part of the scam.", "advocate Anand, appearing for Hindustani, accused the Delhi Police of giving a clean chit to Congress party despite the fact that the probe in the case is still on. "How can you (police) give a clean chit to Congress party at this stage of the probe? They are catching the whistle blower (Hindustani) and saving the government,""
Jul 21, 2011 Corruption mars ability to fight terror: "Corruption has deeply eroded the efficiency of the police. Despite intelligence alerts, neither the Maharashtra nor Mumbai police have been able to take adequate preventive measures. Mumbai Police failed to deploy its forces adequately as the attacks unfolded"
Jul 20, 2011 Cops zero in on Amar Singh in cash-for-vote probe: "the Supreme Court rebuked police for their shoddy probe into allegations that the Manmohan Singh government bought votes to tide over the trust vote."
Jul 18, 2011 Police rain lathis on striking students in Jaipur
Jul 17, 2011 No lessons learnt from 26/11: Ram Pradhan: "Former bureaucrat Ram Pradhan said there is a need for an overhaul in the security apparatus."
Jul 17, 2011 Hazare to move Supreme Court against govt crackdown: ""Government said we will suppress the agitation of Anna Hazare as had been done in the case of Ramdev. Is this democracy or autocracy?"
Jul 17, 2011 Cash-for-vote scam: Police make first arrest, to quiz Amar Singh: "Slammed by Supreme Court for a shoddy probe in the cash-for-vote scam, Delhi Police made its first arrest in the case picking up Sanjeev Saxena, believed to be an aide of Amar Singh, for allegedly trying to bribe BJP MPs ahead of UPA government's trust vote in 2008."
Jul 16, 2011 Indian Army’s shady arms deal
Jul 16, 2011 Wall Street Journal: The Holes in India's Antiterror Armor : "Local police forces suffer from corruption, inadequate training and an unprofessional work ethic. This is aggravated by the fact that India's intelligence model is 60 years old: The data gathering processes at the district and state level are archaic"
Jul 16, 2011 Mumbai police need to build rapport with public: "Today a policeman is not interested in building contacts—all he's interested in is making money. From recruitments to transfers to promotions to stopping action against a guilty policeman, money changes hands every time. The wellspring of this rot is the rapid politicization of the force."
Jul 16, 2011 Cash-for-Vote: SC Raps Delhi Police for 'Callous' Probe: "The "callous" approach of Delhi Police in probing the 2008 'cash-for-vote scam' came under severe criticism today from the Supreme Court which asked it why no custodial interrogation has been conducted in the case so far.", "the entire nation was shocked by the spectacle of three BJP MPs displaying wads of currency notes in Parliament as bribe money to vote in favour of the UPA during the 2008 trust vote, no action has so far been taken against those guilty."
Jul 16, 2011 In Ranchi, alert means nothing: "No policemen in sight at entry and exit points of Ranchi station on Thursday, 24 hours after DGP GS Rath issued a statewide alert in the wake of Mumbai blasts."
Jul 15, 2011 Soft target: Hapless citizens blast netas & cops: "'Mumbai should be called BOMBbay'", "'City attacked every 3 years since 2003'"
Jul 13, 2011 Respite for 1st woman Army officer to face court martial: "The Chandigarh bench of the military tribunal on Wednesday commuted her one-year sentence awarded by the general court martial (GCM), in to dismissal from service."
Jul 13, 2011 Don't exempt CBI from RTI Act
Jul 13, 2011 CCTV shows man beaten to death in Coimbatore: "While several people watched the man being killed, no one came forward to help him.", "Just outside of the police station"
Jul 13, 2011 Return of Dawood-Rajan gang war in Mumbai?: "He was released after completing a 13-year sentence that was served to him in connection with one of the cases. He hit the headlines in 2009, when three police officers were suspended after attending a Christmas party that he had thrown in Chembur."
Jul 12, 2011 Antony warns against graft in military deals
Jul 12, 2011 Explain use of teargas, force: SC to police: "The court also questioned the need for resorting to teargas shells and lathi-charge in a closed enclosure, where people were sleeping."
Jul 11, 2011 SC pulls up Delhi Police for Ramdev crackdown: "The apex court has asked Delhi Police to explain what provoked it to use teargas and baton-charge in the closed enclosure on people who were sleeping."
Jul 11, 2011 Sukna scam: Court martial to reassemble today
Jul 10, 2011 Ex-Army officer killed Chennai teen with personal unlicensed rifle
Jul 9, 2011 No night out alone: Top cop to women: "Instead of making the city safe for women, he is putting the onus on the victim." "This is ridiculous. The police are violating the right to life and they can't put restrictions on women,"", "Gupta agreed that women did not trust male cops. "When I was joint commissioner (New Delhi range), I visited Jesus and Mary College, where students told me that men cops were more troublesome than roadside stalkers.""
Jul 9, 2011 Retired army officer taken into custody in connection with Dilshan killing: "in connection with the killing of a 13-year-old boy inside an Army camp"
Jul 8, 2011 Punjab Police torture teen arrested for theft: "The teenager was allegedly kept in illegal custody for 36 hours and brutally tortured by the DSP.", "Police turned predator"
Jul 8, 2011 Constable refuses to register theft, says he can't start day on bad note
Jul 7, 2011 Five policemen booked for rape in Jhansi: "Five policemen have been booked for allegedly raping a woman inside a police station here"
Jul 6, 2011 Court martial likely against 27 serving Army officers: "against 27 officers for illegally selling off weapons procured for their personal use. It is for the first time in the Army's history that so many serving officers, in this case lieutenant colonels and colonels, are facing such serious action."
Jul 6, 2011 Army must handover person responsible for Dilshan's death: Jayalalithaa
Jul 4, 2011 CP fake encounter victims' family to get 15 lakh: "The Delhi high court on Monday awarded a compensation of Rs 15 lakhs each to the family of Pradeep Goyal and Jagjit Singh who were gunned down in a fake encounter in Connaught Place 14 years ago.", "A Delhi court in October 2007 sentenced 10 Delhi Police officials, including former assistant commissioner SS Rathi, to life imprisonment for killing the two businessmen.""
Jul 4, 2011 'Molester' inspector arrested again: "Police on Sunday arrested the inspector, who escaped from the custody of police on Saturday while being escorted to judicial custody in Bhubaneswar. The inspector was arrested on charges of molesting a nine-year-old girl inside a train."
Jul 3, 2011 Constable arrested for Lakhimpur girl's murder: "it was a molestation bid and the constable used to lure the girl and his past had corroborated this."
Jul 3, 2011 Chennai boy dies after army jawans 'open fire' for trespassing
Jul 2, 2011 Man beaten up by cop for wearing dirty clothes: "was assaulted with lathi by a railway protection force (RPF) constable only because he looked like a `labourer' wearing dirty clothes."
Jul 1, 2011 helmet not compulsory for police ?????: "Many police man never wear helmet. helmet not compulsory for police ?????"
Jul 1, 2011 CBI exclusion from RTI Act flayed: "In a decision that may embarrass an embattled UPA government, the Central Information Commission on Friday held that the Centre’s action in placing the CBI on the list of organisations exempted to provide information under the RTI Act was against the spirit of the Constitution."
Jun 30, 2011 Ex-CISF man arrested for kidnapping, extortion: "He WAS a national-level wrestler who was inducted into the CISF as a Sub-Inspector in 1988. However, that did not prevent 42-year-old Vijay Singh Pahalwan from extorting money from people at gunpoint every now and then. "
Jun 29, 2011 Senior cops in probe muddle: "‘Illegal occupant’ tag embarrasses two SPs, but CBI defends investigations "
Jun 29, 2011 Abetment of suicide case against Goa inspector: "Constable Chandru Gawas (33), posted in the Crime Branch, died in the hospital yesterday after consuming poison while on duty on Friday, allegedly because of harassment by seniors. "
Sachan murder: 2 mystery cops under the scanner: "In fact the only CCTV camera installed at the entrance of the jail hospital was not working on the day of the murder."
Sunlight on the CBI: "This month, the Second Schedule of the RTI Act was amended to exclude the Central Bureau of Investigation, National Investigation Agency and the National Intelligence Grid from the scope of the legislation."
107 tainted Punjab Police Services officers hold public dealing posts: "In Punjab, as many as 107 Punjab police services (PPS) officers including 15 SP rank officials, are facing departmental probes for their alleged involvement in criminal cases"
From drugs to scams: Cops who made it to crime files: "The arrest of anti-narcotics cell inspector Anil Jadhav over his presence at a rave party is not an isolated case of a law enforcer who has been allegedly found on its other side. In the past as well, some senior officers have been accused of involvement in cases of murder, rape, attempt to murder, abduction and even multi-crore scams. "
Court martial to be reconvened against Gen Rath in Sukna case: "The Army has ordered reconvening of Court Martial, which had awarded a sentence of two-year loss of seniority to Lt Gen P K Rath in Sukna land scam, to look afresh into the charges against him."
Journalists slam UP govt for police atrocity: "journalists Shalabh Mani Tripathi and Manoj Ranjan Tripathi, who had been closely tracking the YS Sachan story, were roughed up by Additional Superintendent of Police BP Ashok and Circle officer Anup Kumar, an FIR was registered against them and the police officers were suspended."
IBN7 Managing Editor slams crackdown on media
Rajasthan cops in a fix over NRI model's allegation: "Anjhula had alleged that on the final day of her wedding at Deogarh Palace on October 24 last year, the former royal family of Deogarh kept her and her husband Satish Selvanathan hostage for 16 hours at gunpoint."
Court martial proceedings begins in Sukna land scandal: "Lt Gen (retd) Prakash is facing charges for being allegedly involved in the Sukna land scandal"
Politician, policeman, builder, bhai: "Reform the Mumbai police? But how do you clean a cesspool of oceanic depth?", "Many factors brought about the descent of the Mumbai police into corruption and criminality."
Maharashtra cops among most corrupt: "Rape, extortion, underworld links, disproportionate assets, custodial death, fake encounter, shoddy investigation of cases leading to frameups ...the list of charges is as long as the list of policemen whose wrongdoings have been exposed in the media with almost metronomic regularity."
Senior journalist 'forcibly' picked by UP police: "Police have threatened to implicate Tripathi in false case, they alleged."
India's corruption sleuths hounded: "CBI is struggling with over 10,000 pending criminal cases and a staff shortfall of 1,439 against a sanctioned workforce of 6,539. CBI director A P Singh said there is a 30% vacancy rate within the bureau."
Madras HC notice to Centre on PIL against exempting CBI from RTI
Cop asks for bribe from judge's wife: "Probationer sub-inspector Shweta Rani of the city's Kotwali police station allegedly asked for graft from the wife of a retired Patna high court judge for verification of her passport application. "
DySP under scanner for molestation: "woman alleged that accused Purnaram Bishnoi, circle officer of Rawatbhata, had outraged her modesty on the pretext of taking her statements in her dowry harassment case"
Midday mayhem in Dispur 3 killed, 40 hurt in police firing: "An hour-long pitched battle between security personnel and eviction drive protesters in front of the state secretariat at Dispur today left three people dead, including a nine-year-old boy, over 40 injured and several police and private vehicles damaged."
Cops bust fake army racket run by ex-servicemen
Government defends CBI's exemption from RTI, cites national security
Protest in UK against police crackdown on Ramdev: "corruption is "the root cause of poverty" in India. The protestors observed a 2-minute silence to remember "our brothers, sisters, friends and relatives who were brutally hurt when the police raided their peaceful demonstration on 5th June,""
‘Police should not shield criminals’: "home minister RR Patil on Friday slammed senior police officers over the functioning of the police department and asked them “not to succumb to any sort of pressure and not shield criminals”."
Delhi police justifies crackdown on Ramdev: "The apex court had expressed concern over the "police atrocities" and use of "brutal force" to disperse the "innocent" people gathered at the site. The court had also taken note of articles and reports published in national dailies depicting the "sad state of affairs and brutality of the state in dealing with its innocent citizens". "
Can Army kill, rape and yet enjoy immunity? SC asks govt: "Irked by the Centre's diametrically diverse views on army and para military forces' immunity from criminal prosecution in fake encounter killings"
Buying property not a problem for Delhi top cops
Forbesganj firing: Bihar govt fails to act: "On June 3, agitated villagers, armed with lathis and stones, clashed with the police."
Police crackdown on people barbaric: Sushma Swaraj
Delhi Police confiscated CCTV footage, blames Ramdev
Ramdev resumes fast, accuses police of lying
Ramdev supporter critical after police crackdown
Midnight Police Action On Sleeping Protestors: "NHRC issues notices to Union Home Secretary, Delhi Chief Secretary and Delhi Police Commissioner.", "The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, is pained to see media reports and complaints alleging unconstitutional police action in the midnight involving shelling of tear gas shells, lathicharge and forceful eviction of a large number of people sleeping under the pandal, the venue of a protest at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi on the 4th-5th June, 2011. There have been reports of injuries to several persons, including children, women and senior citizens. Several persons have been reported missing."
Land cases, FIRs top grievance list: "Police inaction in land grab cases and non-registration of FIRs top the list of public grievances against policemen in Assam. "
Explain Ramlila police action: SC: "The Supreme Court on Monday took suo motu cognisance of the midnight crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his thousands of followers and asked the Centre to explain the use of ''brutal force'' on ''innocent'' people at Ramlila ground here.", "the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) also expressed concern over reports relating to what it termed as “unconstitutional police action on sleeping protesters” and sought a report from the Centre and Delhi government "
'Police brutality to end Baba's fast not acceptable'
Scribe's murder: Senior cop under scanner
Police shielding accused: rape victim's mother: "accused the police of trying to bribe her to stay quiet. She has alleged they are shielding their colleagues who allegedly raped and killed her daughter.", "two policemen were arrested, 11 others and 3 doctors were suspended."
Guardian - Senior Indian policeman investigated over 'threat' to murdered journalist: "Until relatively recently, Mumbai was infamous for criminal gangs whose political and law enforcement connections allowed them to operate with relative impunity."
BJP flays police action on women, children
Minor raped, hanged inside police station premise in UP