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100 Delhi Police cops accused in rape and molestation cases in last 10 years

India on 13 February 2014
Location : Delhi | Source : India Today. Image Source: flickr user heaven hated

It's a perfect example of protectors turning into predators. Around 100 policemen were found involved in rape and molestation cases in the Capital over the last 10 years.

The disgrace doesn't end there. Policemen, who are duty-bound to protect citizens, were also held for attempting gangrape.

Shockingly, despite charges as serious as rapes and molestation, most of these policemen have managed to secure bail and are posted at several police stations across the Capital. Be it posh locality or down town of the city, most of them are placed on field.

In a reply to an RTI, it was found that around 70 policemen were found to be accused of rapes. "The documents revealed that most of the accused policemen are still serving with Delhi Police," said RTI activist Rajhans Bansal - a resident of Rohini - who had filed the RTI query. There are about 30 policemen slapped with molestation and eve-teasing charges as well, the RTI By Mail Today Bureau in New Delhi reply has revealed.

According to the information provided by the Delhi Police, from 2009 to 2013, there has been a drastic increase in policemen's involvement in rape. "The figures suggest that in last five years, number of rape and molestation cases involving police has increased tremendously," Bansal said.

However, last year for the first time two policemen were dismissed and arrested for attempting to sexually assault an underprivileged juvenile girl at northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar. The accused constables - Amit Tomar and Gurjinder Singh - were arrested and dismissed.

Tomar had found three underprivileged juvenile girls, including the victim, loitering near Vikaspuri Police Lines in west Delhi. He had lured them with some 'financial help' and took them to his friend Gurjinder Singh's accommodation at Kingsway Camp. There, he had tried to rape the juvenile.

Besides the duo, two more police officers were found to be accused of rape last year.

Worsening the sad situation, some days ago a subinspector was accused of raping a 19-year-old girl in Saket on the pretext of marriage. The accused officer is absconding.

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