I 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.
It 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.
Germanwings 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The point of interest to many law enforcement agencies across the globe, including ours, is how to protect our citizens against an individual’s madness.
Uber, 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.
The 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.
It 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.
This provision on the face of it is not valid. It grants absolute protection to corrupt officers from prosecution. They don’t need a shield like this merely because they are likely to be harassed.
Gopalkrishan Gandhi correctly identifies two major themes relating to the CBI that generally cause anguish to the civil service as well as to the common man who demands total probity in the highest investigation agency in the country.
We need strong Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Secretaries and Directors-General of Police who are appointed on the basis of a track record for effectiveness and integrity and who will stand up for the honest civil servant.
The best bet is a meaningful partnership between the police and women activists, aided by conscientious men and women at the top of law enforcement and society.
The Lalu judgment comes at the right time when our image abroad is at its lowest. The many scams that have tumbled out of the cupboards of both the Centre and States are of a frightening proportion.
In my view the Ishrat Jahan and Batla House episodes have the positive impact on the nation's police forces.
The lesson to learn from him is: Flamboyance does not always pay in the tricky game of intelligence; perseverance and a level head alone are the main keys to success.
If you had been a chief secretary or DGP under Party A, the moment Party B comes to power, you become an ‘untouchable’.
The Supreme Court's kick will help the CBI independence, but the most important change required is the abolition of the "Single directive" which forces the CBI to seek government sanction for even preliminary enquiries
Could the CBI's affidavit result in changes in the manner in which the investigating agency functions in the future?