Most women in Delhi don’t feel safe, not even in the broad daylight, forget after sunset. The statistics of rape and molestation are enough to validate any noun attached to Delhi, this fact would make you wonder why Delhi can never be safe for women.
The police are the guardian of law and order in any city which includes modesty of women, but how can you trust an establishment where rapes and molestations are rampant within and that too with the department not finding any of the accused guilty.
Yes, you read right.
At least 150 Delhi Police personnel have been accused of rape, sexual harassment and molestation but for the past six years, no accused have been found to be guilty in 28 cases and the accused have been acquitted while the investigation is underway in 122 cases.
According to a report by Hindustan Times with the help of Right to Information (RTI), 38 of the 45 different departments of Delhi Police responded to newspaper’s query.
Officers are accused of rape and even unnatural sex
According to the report, women have accused officers of stalking, inappropriately touching and even trying to have unnatural sex while they came to police station to lodge a complaint. The female police have also accused their male colleagues of sexually harassing them which include three women officers who accused their senior officers of sexual harassment.
While none of the accused out of 28 inquiries which got completed have been convicted , 122 cases are still under inquiry.
This itself speaks about the action that department took against the accused. However, in 30 per cent of the cases, the accused were demoted by up to four years and in other cases, two constables were dismissed. But that too can get reinstated if they win court cases filled by them.
Source of news : Indiatimes