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One police officer suspended every third day in Lucknow, RTI petition reveals

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    NEW DELHI: Even as the Durga Sakthi Nagpal suspension issue refuses to die down, data reveals that on an average one police officer is suspended every third day in the Uttar Pradesh capital.


    The figures received from the office of Lucknow's senior superintendent of police show that 516 police officers were suspended between 2009 and 2013.

    The data received by activist Nutan Thakur through a RTI petition shows that 367 suspension orders were issued during this period. While 516 police officers were suspended, subsequent action was followed against only 223 policemen.

    "Senior officers completely forgot 287 policemen (56 per cent) after suspending them. Out of these 223 officers in which subsequent action was taken, 36 were found not guilty and thus only 187 policemen (around one-third of those suspended) were finally punished in any manner," Thakur said.

    The data also shows that through single orders dated September 12, 2009 and July 21, 2012, 39 and 10 policemen were respectively suspended.

    "None of the 39 policemen who were suspended together was later found guilty and they were reinstated within eight days of suspension on September 20. Similarly, the 10 policemen suspended together got stay from the court within a month," she said.

    Interestingly, of the 516 policemen, 156 got reinstated within one month. Some of them like sub-inspector Vijay Pratap Singh, Virendra Kumar and TSI Yogesh Sharma got reinstated within four days.

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