According to a report released by the National Crime Records Bureau, around 10,098 complaints had been registered against police officers in Madhya Pradesh in 2015, i.e. average 27 complaints per day.
Though, of the total complaints received against police in Madhya Pradesh last year, nearly, 6,189 complaints were rejected as false or unsubstantiated after initial investigation. NCRB’s data also signifies that Madhya Pradesh police has been lenient in taking action against the accused personnel.
The report says, only 127 policemen were charge-sheeted and 88 others were arrested last year in connection with offences against them, as per the data, which also reflects slow prosecution of law enforcers. Besides, a total 2,473 departmental inquiries were conducted on complaints against policemen, while only two judicial inquiries were carried out, but no magisterial inquiry was done against the law enforcers in the state.
But the police says that they take action on complaints against cops. Addressing the media, Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police, Rishi Kumar Shukla said, “We acknowledge each and every complaint whether it is against police or anybody. We also take prompt action.”
After Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra was second on the list where 8,004 complaints against policemen were registered last year, while Uttar Pradesh figured third with 4,659 complaints were registered against the law enforcers in 2015, the NCRB report said.
On the other side, Kerala was way ahead in taking action against the officers. The state received 4,634 complaints in 2015, of them, only 599 were rejected as false or unsubstantiated. The report says, in Kerala, 2,903 departmental, 55 judicial and seven magisterial inquiries were carried out on complaints against policemen.