Published On: Fri, May 8th, 2015

Three senior cops forcefully sent on leave over corruption

New Delhi: Three senior cops in Dehli Police were forcefully sent on leave over corruption by Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi.

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi Photo : Getty Images

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi
Photo : Getty Images

There is some kind of ‘suspicious activity’ taking place in Delhi Police headquarters these days.

In a move that has left a vast section of officers baffled, Delhi Police Commissioner Bassi has reportedly ordered three senior officers on forced leave.

Well-placed sources said Bassi’s proactive approach was in response to corruption charges against some senior officers.

However, they also hinted at a purported sting operation that caught one of these officers indulging in “unethical practices”.

Since Monday this week, some senior officers – including the Additional Deputy Commissioner-rank officers – have reportedly been sent on forced leave.

According to sources, Additional DCP North, Bijender Yadav is among the officers who have been ordered to proceed on forced leave.

There are at least two other senior police officers who have been told to go on leave, a Joint Commissioner-level officer confirmed to Mail Today.

According to the information available, Additional DCP North, Bijender Yadav was sent on forced leave late on Monday.

“A message was flashed on the wireless sets of police officers deputed in North district that Yadav would proceed on leave with immediate effect and newly promoted ACP Sanjay Kumar Sain will take charge in his place. Just a few hours before Yadav was sent on leave, the North district police were working on a rape case,” a senior police officer of the district said.

“There is a buzz that Bijender Yadav was caught in a sting operation conducted by a chowki in-charge sub-inspector. Later, the sub inspector showed the sting to senior police officers. When the matter reached Delhi Police headquarters, Yadav was immediately asked to go on leave for some days.

Corruption charges have allegedly been levelled against him. On Friday, he will re-join his office,” a Joint Commissioner- level officer said.

According to sources, Yadav is not the only police officer to meet this fate. Some other police personnel who were transferred from North-east district to North district soon after Yadav joined there as Additional DCP North, have also been transferred out to other units, including security and battalion.

Incidentally, this is not the first time when Bijender Yadav has faced allegations of impropriety. Recently, he was found misusing his official vehicle and a complaint was forwarded to the Vigilance branch of Delhi Police by a witness in this regard. Later, he was told by the department not to misuse his official car.

Apart from Yadav, two other officers were sent on forced leave.

According to a clutch of senior police officers, this is a clean-up exercise that the top cop of Delhi has undertaken.

In this pro-active move, Bassi has asked the Joint Commissioners to keep a check on officers who are allegedly involved in activities of corruption.

“After zeroing down on the list of such officials, some of them were sent on forced leave. Soon, some other officials would also face such action,” a senior police officer said.

“The police commissioner had received information and tip-offs that a number of senior police officials are involved in acts of corruption. Bassi was not very happy with this knowledge as the Delhi government- led Anti-Corruption Branch is getting several complaints regarding corruption allegations against the police personnel.

“There is already a tussle going on between Delhi Police and the Anti Corruption Branch. In the forthcoming days, it is highly possible that some more officers will be sent on forced leave since many of are now on the radar for the clean-up job,” sources said.

Inputs with the Mail Today

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