ACB sets record, arrests 237 in 9 months

Cops top the list of defaulters, followed by Rev, Panchayat depts personnel

Jaipur: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has been drumming headlines every alternate day and has sent big names behind the bars till now. In the 178 traps laid in the past 9 months, the ACB was able to nab 237 personnel. Not restricting itself to government offices, the ACB also laid traps in the private sector. In all, the ACB has registered 214 cases where the demand of bribery has been made. The ACB report reveals that Rajasthan Police ranks number one when it comes to taking bribes followed by the officials posted in the Revenue Department and Panchayat Department. The credit for the massive success goes to ACB DG Alok Tripathi, ADG Saurabh Srivastava and IG Dinesh MN.

It comes as a shocker that the most corrupt in the ACB report is the Rajasthan Police Department despite the fact that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has been constantly taking their meetings and stressing on working honestly in the department.

The ACB is also taking actions on police personnel involved in gravel theft. The ones, who are posted to ensure no gravel-filled trucks, trolleys or other vehicles pass, are not only giving these gravel mafias a free hand, they are even escorting such vehicles which brings a real shame for the department.

ACB has taken 6 actions in the year 2018 and 5 in 2019 so far. While 2 officers above the rank of Inspector were caught in 2018, the number increased to 8 in 2019.

From the rank of Constable to Sub-Inspector, 62 personnel have been trapped in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019. The corruption levels of the Police Department are highlighted by the report revealed by the ACB.