Kerala: Vigilance director writes letter to govt seeking to appoint more cops due to surge in bribery cases
Vigilance Director TK Vinod Kumar, sent a letter to the government stating that the strength of the Vigilance Department should be increased. He recommended increasing the number of officials from 500 to 1000.
Thiruvananthapuram: As the number of bribery cases is increasing in the state, Vigilance Director TK Vinod Kumar, sent a letter to the government stating that the strength of the Vigilance Department should be increased. He recommended increasing the number of officials from 500 to 1000. The vigilance director also said that if it is not possible to create new posts due to the current economic crisis, policemen should be appointed on a deputation basis.
The number of flash raids is increasing day by day, as is the number of bribery cases. There are also other cases pending before the Vigilance Department. The government earlier announced that it would increase the number of police officers; however, the number of employees still remains the same.
The vigilance director stated that inspectors and DySPs should investigate the cases under vigilance. There are currently 130 members in both ranks. The number of policemen under them is 700. The director also said that they cannot proceed with this strength.
The work can be completed only if at least six cops are assigned along with an investigation officer. More than 500 cases are registered annually. More than 8,000 complaints have been received, and 1500 cases are still to be filed.
Vigilance's decision is to increase the arrest of bribe takers. Around 48 officials have been caught in bribe case this year. The director also stated that if we want to strengthen the action against corruption, we need more policemen.