Articles by RK Raghavan
May 25, 2015
Cleaning up India's police: Here's what can remove corruption among top copsI can speak for the situation in the IPS, as I once belonged to this elite group. It is not my case that my contemporaries in the profession were squeaky clean.
May 08, 2015
Salman Khan is out on bail, but here's some crucial lessons from the actor's verdictIt is the experience in most of India that traffic accidents are about the most easily manipulated by dishonest police officers acting to save a moneyed offender.
Mar 31, 2015
Germanwings tragedy: Why foolproof aviation security will never be a realityGermanwings Flight 9525 crash into the French Alps is a tragedy beyond words. One co-pilot — 27 years-old German national Andreas Lubitz of Dusseldorf — has made a mockery of all that the airlines across the world have done in the recent past — at the behest mostly of ICAO — to secure flights on the ground and in air.
Feb 13, 2015
Racism and trigger-happy cops: What caused the assault on India grandfather in AlabamaThe recent Madison (Alabama) outrage does not therefore come as a surprise to close observers of the police in the US. The police in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Philadelphia are predominantly white.
Jan 30, 2015
Modi's move to appoint Jaishankar as foreign secy recognition of hard workThe tyranny of seniority has to end, and the Modi government has shown the way. Collective resentment has to be dealt with firmly and ruthlessly. Or else we would be witness only to sloth and dishonesty in the higher echelons of the superior civil service.
Dec 16, 2014
Lessons from Sydney attack: How an individual's madness can turn into a major terror threatThe point of interest to many law enforcement agencies across the globe, including ours, is how to protect our citizens against an individual’s madness.
Dec 09, 2014
Delhi Uber rape case uncovers a broken system of background checks in IndiaUber, for whom he operated the taxi hired by the traumatized executive who got into the car late in the night, had not done a background check for him.
Nov 21, 2014
Lesson from Ranjit Sinha fiasco: CBI chief can't be chosen on seniority aloneThe most important question is whether Ranjit Sinha should continue to head the CBI until he retires on 2 December, writes former CBI chief RK Raghavan.
Sep 20, 2014
Reflections on the IPS and CBINo one would grudge conceding that the CBI is performing a difficult task. It is under pressure all the time to nail somebody against whom there is only flimsy evidence or exonerate some bigwig who had so much to hide.
Jun 06, 2014
Delhi to Badaun: Criminology can counter India's rape problemIt is my case that ‘target hardening’, propounded by some cerebral criminologists like the venerable Ron Clarke of Rutgers University in the US, and would greatly help.