839 complaints against cops in 2013, none for human rights violations: NCRB report

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir received 839 complaints against its police personnel last year, according to the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
In 479 cases, departmental enquiries were instituted while in a solitary case, judicial enquiry was also ordered, the report said..
In 270 cases, regular departmental action was reported while in 60 others, formal cases were registered and 26 were sent up for trials or charge-sheeted, the report said.
Disciplinary action was initiated against 1432 personnel against whom complaints were received while cases against 795 personnel were withdrawn or disposed of otherwise, it says.
There were 153 personnel in whose cases trial was completed, 19 were dismissed.
At the same, the report has painted good image of police as far as human rights violations are concerned, recording none of the violations including disappearance, illegal detention or arrest as well as fake encounter killings.
“There was no death in police custody or lockup, remanded or not remanded to police custody during the year,” the report said.
As regards sanctioned strength of civil police including armed police, Jammu and Kashmir has 47,555 personnel against sanctioned strength of 51,860 in 2013.
Interestingly, it has 60 DG, Additional DG, IG and DIGs against sanctioned strength. Actual strength of SSP, SP, Additional SP, ASP and DySPs is on also higher than sanctioned with 478 and 611 respectively.
However, against sanctioned strength of 6575 Inspector, SI and AS, actual strength was 5593. Similarly, in case of personnel below ASI rank, the actual strength was 41491 against sanctioned strength 44767. There was Rs 2388.30 crores police expenditure last year, the reports said.
As regards equipment and transport support, police has 5480 motor vehicles including 533 motor cycles, 701 cars, 2028 jeeps, 1523 one-tonner and 695 three-tonner.
Meanwhile, the report shows that 14 police personnel across the state were killed while on duty last year.