Last decade witnessed 100 Delhi cops being accused in rape and molestation cases16 Feb, 2014
An application was filed with the Delhi Police under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking the details of the policemen who have been accused of crimes against women including rape, molestation, eve-teasing, etc. in last ten years.
The reply from the Delhi Police states that around 70 policemen in the capital were found to be accused of rapes including gang rape. Apart from them, nearly 30 cops have been found guilty of molestation and eve-teasing over the last 10 years. The data, provided in the reply, also suggests the involvement of police in rape and molestation cases has witnessed tremendous increase in last five years.
The applicant claimed that despite such grave charges, most of such policemen have manage to secure bail and are currently serving with the Delhi Police in various police stations across the city. However, for the first time two cops were dismissed and arrested for attempting sexual assault on an underprivileged juvenile girl in 2013.