With public sentiment against corruption brewing as never before, lack of will on part of the general public to stand scrutiny and insist that the complaints were disposed of logically, has encouraged the corrupt to carry on with their mal practices.
As many as a dozen officials of traffic police have been accused of accepting graft during the last year, but despite initiation of legal course against them, the complainants and the witnesses have stayed away from the legal proceedings, thus making the cases against them week.
"Minimum a dozen officers and officials of traffic police have been charged with corruption during the last year" Inspector General of Police Traffic (IGP) Hemant Kumar Lohia told while speaking to Kashmir Images.
"I do not deny that there are black sheep amongst the traffic police, but we have tried to clean up the system and the results shall come eventually" said Lohia. "We are lacking peoples’ support to eradicate the corruption" he added ruing that people have refrained from coming forward to depose as witnesses against the accused.
Interestingly, a noted traffic cop became the first victim of the CCTV cameras surveillance when she was caught accepting bribe from a motorist.
Inspector Anita Chopra, Sub-Inspector Shamim and constables Kuldeep Kumar, Rayees, Iffar, Bashir and Tarlochan Singh were suspended after they were seen accepting bribe in a CCTV footage. "Though department has started legal proceedings against the offenders, witness are refusing to depose against these corrupt officers and not appearing in the court" Lohia disclosed.