Catch a corrupt cop, get Rs 25k as reward
Delhi Commissioner of Police B S Bassi on Tuesday announced monetary rewards to people who will bring out an actionable evidence, either audio or video, against a corrupt Delhi Police official.
A person will be rewarded a sum of Rs 25,000 if they bring any evidence exposing a Delhi Police official.
He also claimed that he would step down as the Delhi Police Commissioner if a person brings out evidence of corruption against him. Addressing media persons outside Lieutenant Governor’s residence after a meeting with the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and high ranking police officials, Bassi announced the scheme.
Elaborating on the money which will be handed over to any person who exposes corruption, Bassi also said that a person will be rewarded with a sum of Rs 10,000 if he exposes a corrupt government official.
He said that the Delhi Police has launched many initiatives in the past to curb corruption.
This comes after allegations levelled by the AAP government based on a survey conducted by the Center for Media Studies reported in a national daily, where the city police have been found to be the most corrupt.
Bassi also remarked that under the AAP regime, six government officials have been found to be corrupt. He also said that Kejriwal government must not interfere with the functioning of the Delhi Police and let them work on their own.
However, Bassi claimed that he had no knowledge about the parameters of the survey but refrained from challenging its validity. The chain of remarks by Kejrwal started doing the rounds in the morning when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to twitter to criticise the working of the Delhi Police and the Anti-Corruption Bureau.