Sexual harassment charges levelled against 62 Delhi Police personnel
Reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed the state of affairs regarding sexual harassment in the Delhi Police. It has come to public knowledge now that between 2003 and 2013, sexual harassment charges were levelled against 62 Delhi Police personnel.
· in eight cases, the accused were acquitted.
· charges could not be substantiated in four cases.
· certain anonymous complaints against police personnel are pending enquiries.
· records in Delhi Police's security branch were not traceable for the period 2003-2006.
· a sexual harassment case was filed against an ACP in 2009 with the office of 1st battalion of Delhi Armed Police, and he was compulsorily retired from service in January, 2013.
· no cases of sexual harassment was observed in Delhi Police's crime branch, Special Police Unit for Women and Children, IGI airport, Police Training College, Economic Offences Wing, Traffic (headquarters), Rashtrapati Bhavan, Provisioning and Logistics, Recruitment cell and licensing branch.
The complaints were varied like showing porn film, writing bad words on the door, indecent behaviour and use of filthy language. Just like many other organisations, the Delhi Police with a strength of about 80,000 personnel, has a committee to look into cases of sexual harassment at work place.