New IPS officers to be shifted after Delhi polls

New Delhi:  The Union Home Ministry  asked the Delhi top cop to shift ACPs — mostly new IPS officers — soon after the Delhi Assembly polls are over.

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A few young IPS officers, sources said, could also be shunted out of the Capital.

According to sources, various incidents that happened recently in the national Capital, including the attack on a church in Vasant Kunj, reveal that several newly-inducted IPS officers have been allegedly indulging in corruption and dereliction of duty while handling crucial cases.

In August 2014, young IPS officer Shankar Choudhary, who was posted in the Lajpat Nagar sub-division, was transferred after corruption charges were levelled against him.

After facing immense pressure from the Home Ministry, the Delhi Police Commissioner has sent 2011-batch IPS officer Usha Rangnani on forced leave following an alleged attack on a church in Vasant Kunj.

A special commissioner of the Delhi Police told Mail Today that it was found that the area SHO and ACP (Vasant Vihar sub-division) Rangnani mishandled the case.

Sources, however, said she would be promoted as the additional deputy commissioner of police in a few weeks though several senior police officers are not happy with her performance.

Sources also said these officers wanted a negative report filed against her with the Home Ministry .

Young IPS officers were deployed in sub divisions as part of the plan of Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi, who wanted them to gain the best experience during the initial days of their career.

“Bassi is always keen to deploy young officers in subdivisions as it helps them develop skills required for carrying out investigations and field works.

“Also, he has replaced additional commissioners with deputy commissioners of police to promote young officers. However, a few recent incidents revealed that several young IPS officers failed miserably in tackling crucial situations,” a senior police officer told Mail Today.

In a December 2014 Home Ministry meeting, the performance of young officers deployed in Delhi was reviewed.
This was in the wake of flaws committed by some officers during the Trilokpuri communal riots.

“It was found that ACP Kalyanpuri Rohit Meena failed to handle Trilokpuri riots in the initial days. Even though he faced serious allegations, no action has been taken against Meena owing to the intervention of a senior officer,” sources said.
Sources also revealed that some new IPS officers are facing corruption charges too.

In August 2014, Mail Today had reported an incident where IPS officer Shankar Choudhary — then ACP Lajpat Nagar — allegedly misbehaved with an elderly person.

Later, the victim filed a complaint with the MHA, which replied to him, saying the Ministry had sought a response from Choudhary before initiating a probe against the officer.

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