Delhi Police commissioner B S Bassi announces Rs 25,000 as reward for catching corrupt cops
Arvind Kejriwal had taken a dig at Delhi Police for being “most corrupt”. Following that, Delhi Police has announced a cash reward of Rs 25,000 to the people who will provide audio or video clips as evidence against corrupt policemen. The Times of India reported that the order was issued by police commissioner, B S Bassi.
The same orders are also going to be applicable to other government servants too, the police said. For the same, the complainant would be given Rs 10,000 for every actionable clip sent to the Delhi Police’s anti-corruption helpline 9910641064.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that a survey showed that the Delhi Police was involved in maximum corrupt activities in the city. After this, the cops said, the decision to announce a cash reward was taken. Reacting to this, Bassi said the Delhi Police had started several initiatives to fight the menace. He said,
I would quit if anyone can show that I am involved in corruption.
Another officer said,
We will analyse the footage sent and check its veracity after which the complainant would be called and awarded. If the complaint is against someone from a government department, the file would be forwarded to the anti-corruption branch.
Till now, Delhi Police has received more than 13,000 complaints on its anti-corruption number of which more than 50 were found to be actionable. Actions were taken in at least 40 cases.
This is a tremendous step to fight corruption, we must say! Way to go, Delhi police!