To check corruption, cops in Una barred from carrying over Rs 200
Shimla: In a bid to curb corruption, the police chief of Himachal Pradesh’s Una district has issued a unique diktat barring on duty cops manning check-points to keep more than Rs 200 with them.
Una superintendent of police Diwakar Sharma said the decision was taken after he received complaints alleging that police personnel at check-points demanded bribes from pilgrims entering the hill-state.
“Continuous complaints of (policemen) seeking bribes, especially from pilgrims coming from neighbouring Punjab to pay their obeisance at the temples located in Himachal Pradesh, has forced me to take this decision,” the SP told PTI.
“If there is any urgency for a particular cop posted at any check-post to keep more than Rs 200 with him or her, then the police personnel will have to mention the exact amount in daily diary of the concerned police station,” he said.
The SP further said he had suspended five cops after catching them red-handed while taking bribes from pilgrims at Mubarakpur check-post on March 28.
“I am hopeful this decision will act as a deterrent,” he added.