New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik in a crime review meeting told senior officers that integrity issues of police officers, personnel should be constantly monitored. The police chief also directed officers to keep a tab on beat staff.Police sources told Millennium Post that the police chief in the meeting on June 4 stated that all supervisory officers should seriously pay attention to this aspect. “Top cop told officers that integrity issues of police personnel, officers should be monitored and strict disciplinary action be initiated where complaints of connivance in organised crime or illegal activities come to notice,” police sources said. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkSources further revealed that staff should be clearly briefed that stern disciplinary action will be taken for acts of omission and commission. Further, CP said that district DCsP should closely monitor and ensure that the yardsticks for the posting of beat staff are strictly implemented. The meeting was held in Delhi Police headquarters. The top cop directed that the district DCsP should pay focussed attention for disposal of the cases, particularly rape and POCSO act cases and the pendency should be cleared on a regular basis. Special CsP (Law and Order) and Joint CsP (ranges) should also monitor it. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsAccording to Delhi Police, in 2018 the Delhi Police conducted 472 Vigilance Enquiries against police personnel. Out of 472 Vigilance Enquiries, allegations in 107 vigilance enquiries were proved against 272 police officials ( 5 ACsP, 62 Inspectors, 53 SIs, 53 ASIs, 45 HCs and 54 Constables and commensurate disciplinary action were initiated). According to the investigating agency, as many as 433 police personnel were placed under suspension for various commissions and omissions. “During the year, 318 police personnel (07 Insprs, 50 SIs, 45 ASIs, 52 HCs, 163 constables & 01 MTS) were awarded major punishments excluding 61 Dismissals. 1690 police personnel (82 Insprs, 364 SIs, 310 ASIs, 355 HCs 579 Constables) were awarded the minor punishment of Censure, revealed Delhi Police annual report of 2018 adding that during the year, 1238 such calls pertaining to allegations of harassment, inaction or corruption were attended to by the Flying Squad.
Pino Arlacchi, the Executive Director of the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (UNDCP), made his comments at the International Conference on Illegal Economy and Money Laundering, organized jointly by the Government of Russia and UNDCP. The meeting brought together experts from Interpol, Financial Actions Task Force, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and law enforcement practitioners from more than 20 countries.Russia, which in 1999 saw some $7 billion transferred to the Bank of New York in just one case of suspected money laundering, is particularly concerned about the problem. Although — as in other countries — figures are difficult to obtain, Russian government institutions talk of sums in the tens of billions of dollars per year in criminal funds leaving the country to international financial centres, according to UNDCP. “Laws against money laundering are not inconsistent with respect for human rights,” Mr. Arlacchi said at the conference. “They can go a long way in protecting personal freedoms and safeguarding potential victims from profit motivated crimes.”During the meeting’s first day, participants considered the nature and estimated size of the illegal economy, its impact on political and economic developments and crime trends. The second day was devoted to discussions about international cooperation in combating money laundering, usage of international agreements and mutual legal assistance treaties and the role of international organizations in promoting the repatriation of illegally transferred assets.Participants also discussed attempts to estimate the magnitude of criminal assets that are being moved internationally, which some banking experts say range from $1 to 3 trillion annually, not counting funds generated through tax evasion and corruption. Even the lower figure, says Mr. Arlacchi, exceeds the GDP of all but the world’s largest economies.