Indian Police

  • Retired IPS officer shoots self in Noida February 24, 2014

    A retired Indian Police Service (IPS) official shot himself dead at his Noida residence Monday, police said. CL Wasan, who retired as director general of the CB-CID department in Uttar Pradesh was found dead in his Sector 24 house in Noida, a suburb of national capital Delhi. Senior police officials said that...
  • Kejriwal's dharna proved a good training ground for young police officers January 22, 2014

    The Delhi Police may have cursed Arvind Kejriwal for giving them a tough time, but the bizarre protest drama played out by the chief minister in the past couple of days proved to be a good training ground for freshlyminted young police officers. Twentyseven trainee officers of the Indian Police Service...
  • IPS officer gets show cause notice for praising Narendra Modi January 22, 2014

    A Bihar Police official was served a show cause notice for delivering a political speech during which he referred to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. RK Mishra, a 1986 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, was served the notice for his speech at a function in Darbhanga district in November...
  • Delhi law minister Bharti must go: ExIPS officer January 19, 2014

    Condemning the recent incident involving Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti and his alleged manhandling of some African nationals in a midnight raid in the capital, former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Amod Kanth on Sunday demanded the minister's resignation, calling him "unruly". "These criminal cases are required to be registered and...
  • Retd IAS officer edges out IPS nominee for NTRO top job June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Police Services (IPS)lost the race for having one of its officers as the head of National Technical Research Organisation, the country's top intelligence and surveillance agency, with the government appointing a retired IAS officer to the post. Rentala Chandrasekhar, an IAS officer of 1975 batch ofAndhra Pradesh cadre,...
  • Shame in khaki: Indian policemen still blame women for sexual violence March 7, 2013

    Jaipur/Lucknow/Chandigarh: "Asli rape ek ya do per cent honge, 98 per cent sehmati hai (Actual rapes account for only one to two per cent of the cases, rest are all consensual sex)" - a policeman in Alwar, Rajasthan - "Tang kapda, chhota kapda, make-up... zaahir taur pe nahin kahenge, par man...
  • Par panel recommends separate exams for IPS August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Holding a separate examination for recruitment of IPS officers where their "mental makeup" and "inclination for policing" can be checked has been mooted by a Parliamentary Committee. Besides, the panel has also recommended to the government making changes in the training modules for the IPS officers to tackle modern...
  • Nana Patekar plays real life cop again April 28, 2011

    Mumbai: After playing a cop in Ab Tak Chappan, Nana Patekar returns in another cop avatar. Nana plays the character of ACP Hanumant Singh in Shagird which is believed to be based on the life of ACP Rajbir Singh of Special Operations Squad, Delhi Police. Rajbir Singh was apparently shot down...
  • Policing country of 1.1 bn people tough: PC June 2, 2010

    Raipur: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday admitted that the country has an illequipped police force that makes policing difficult in a country of over 1.1 billion people in a troubled neighbourhood. "Policing a country of over 1.1 billion people is not an easy task. Policing a country in a troubled...
  • Police in India a law unto themselves, says report August 4, 2009

    New Delhi: India's police discriminate against people on the basis of caste and financial status and consider themselves above the law, undermining the country's democratic ideals, a leading human rights group said on Tuesday. The New Yorkbased Human Rights Watch said in a report that Indian police also stood accused...
  • India's helpless police | UK's antiterror aid to Pak December 15, 2008

    Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari met British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the Presidential House in Islamabad on Sunday, December 14, 2008. Brown pledged more technical support and funding to help Pakistan and India battle terrorism in the wake of attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 160 people. ...
  • Mumbai attackers more tech savvy than the police December 15, 2008

    New Delhi: When the terrorists arrived on the shores of Mumbai last month, they had studied satellite images of the city, were carrying handheld GPS sets and were communicating with their handlers via the Internet and satellite phone. Many of the Indian police they encountered did not even have walkietalkies. The ruthless...
  • Docu on tough excop Bedi delights Toronto film fest September 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Kiran Bedi, the tough excop, is in news again. This time, it is a documentary film made on her career and personality. The film showcased at the Toronto film festival received a standing ovation. The film titled Yes Madam, Sir shows how Kiran Bedi did exceedingly well in a...
  • Cop Kiran film likely to ruffle Indian bureaucracy September 11, 2008

    Toronto: Yes Madam, Sir, a documentary on the tumultuous career of India's most famous woman police officer Kiran Bedi which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival here, will certainly ruffle feathers in the Indian establishment. Australian filmmaker Megan Doneman has beautifully highlighted how bureaucrats and her colleagues join hands to...
  • Kiran Bedi: Tough cop who ran into rough weather November 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Kiran Bedi's career has been marked by fearlessness and honesty. Perhaps it was this honesty that made her a misfit in the system. Born on June 9, 1949 in Amritsar, Bedi is a woman with many firsts to her credit. The first woman IPS officer of India, the...