14 cops punished for turning blind eye to illegal construction in Sainik Farms

Fourteen police personnel from the Neb Sarai police station in South Delhi have been transferred to the district lines after it was found that they had been turning a blind eye to illegal constructions in the Sainik Farms area.

Sources in police said the 14 personnel were pulled up by DCP (South) Chhaya Sharma on Tuesday. The personnel, who have been punished, were posted as beat and division staff in the Sainik Farms and Neb Sarai areas. Most personnel hold the ranks of ASI, head constable or constable.

They have been asked to report to the district lines. Illegal construction activities are rampant in Sainik Farms and Neb Sarai areas.

According to police sources, the DCP's office had been receiving information about illegal construction activities. Despite the presence of beat staff, the constructions were "not detected".

"The DCP spoke to the station house officer and transferred all those on the beat who were responsible for failing to stop the illegal construction. They were also told that they would be replaced by men who would instantly report illegal construction in the area," a police source said.

An officer said that action was being taken against personnel found conniving with builders and others involved in illegal construction.

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