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Cops to weed out deadwood, dark sheep from force

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has written to districts, units to weed out deadwood (police officers) and dark sheep who are suitable for compulsory retirement on a premature basis.

Police sources said that a comprehensive exercise is to be carried out to screen the record of police officers. Police sources told Millennium Post that the letter was written in July from the office of the Additional Commissioner of Police (Vigilance).

The letter revealed some criteria which shall be in mind for consideration for the review which are doubtful integrity, moral turpitude, habitual absentee, alcoholism, drug addiction and indiscipline.

Sources further added that in order to screen the cases at the districts/units level, ascreening committee in each dist/unit is already in existence in which concerned district/unit DCP is the chairman, to be assisted by ACP/HQ (of the concerned Distt/Unit) and ACP/vigilance (PHQ) upto the rank of SI and concerned Joint CP/Addl CP as chairman, concerned DCP, Distt/unit and DCP/vigilance as members for the rank of inspector.

The preliminary screening committee at the district level which screens the cases upto the rank of inspector is hereby directed to carry out this comprehensive exercise and to identity such police personnel who have been involved in the cases of crime, corruption and moral turpitude and are unable to discharge their duties efficiently and diligently.

It is therefore requested that a fresh recommendation of the screening committee of your respective districts/units for the quarters October 2018 to December 2018 and January 2019 to March 2019 under FR-56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCS (pension) rules 1972 by keeping in view of above fresh criteria may please be supplied to this office within seven days positively further into the matter.

"If an officer is involved in corrupt practices, activities i.e complaints, allegations of corrupt activities have been substantiated in the departmental enquiry and their names entered in the D.I list and proceedings taken up for the major penalty," letter

reads.

Sources further added that one of the points in the letter was also related to a case or cases of disproportionate assets.

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