India’s policy makers and the enlightened elements in the steel frame need to appreciate the gravity of the problem and understand the ramifications.
Basant Rath is 2000 batch IPS officer who belongs to the Jammu and Kashmir cadre.
Suppressing crimes is an exalted art form practiced as a matter of reflex in our police stations.
The symbiotic relationship between politicians with criminal backgrounds and highly ambitious careerist bureaucrats is damaging democracy.
Homeland security will be better served by basic fixes in India’s law enforcement system rather than by the deployment of sophisticated technology and weaponry.
The IPS officer’s death, his financial distress and the indifference of his seniors to his plight have put focus on the urgent need to hold the defunct police leadership accountable.
From the neon-lit lanes of Mumbai, Delhi and Gurugram to the inaccessible hamlets of Kupwara and Sukma, the culture of the police’s unaccountability for the plight of victims of crimes must go.
Collusion between the police and the ruling Congress grounded the law-enforcing machinery to an administrative halt.
If the structural loopholes that helped Telgi make a mockery of the might of the Indian state go unattended, India’s national security will not be the only casualty.
The leadership deficit blighting our criminal justice system is too urgent an issue – its redressal should not be postponed and it cannot be left to the investigating agencies.
Generous funds won’t change the fundamental nature of the police system in India, which citizens are increasingly mistrustful of.
Defending our borders is important; defending our freedoms is equally important. And that is what a university is for.
Indian prisons are overcrowded and understaffed. Unless these issues are dealt with, prisons will remain hellish for the socio-economically disadvantaged.
Criminality within the Indian Police Service is a serious problem – one that will take more than a few good men and women to solve.
None of the police chiefs in the history of independent India have stood up to their political masters. None have sacrificed their career and post-retirement avenues to uphold their professional ethos. It is time this changes.
Jammu and Kashmir police recently lost six young men in an ambush. But social media warriors seem to care only for likes and shares.
As a police leader, K.P.S. Gill was a disaster – one that others had to pay for.
Thirty years ago today, India saw its worst-ever instance of custodial killings. But institutional impunity is yet to be answered for.
Illegal mining syndicates and the Naxals share a symbiotic relationship – they both want the isolated, backward districts of Chhattisgarh to stay that way.
Investigators are never held accountable for their criminal misdeeds and go on plying their trade with no fear of punishment.
CAPFs face infrastructural deficiencies, poor personnel management, lack of medical facilities and inadequate promotional opportunities, which affects the morale of officers and leads to a high attrition rate.
Beyond the safety of minorities and biryani policing in Haryana, the IPS are under an obligation to act like leaders, not as mere passengers.
The elite within the police service cultivate a quasi-feudal culture of command that ensures they remain within political favour.