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22 IPS officers faced criminal cases: Home Ministry

The minister said that one IPS officer has been declared fugitive in the State of Uttar Pradesh. 

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New Delhi: A total of 22 IPS officers in the country have faced criminal cases under various sections during the last five years from 2017 to March 2022, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The information was given by Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in a written reply to a question by four Members in Rajya Sabha.

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Responding to a query on criminality amongst police forces, the minister said, citing National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data, that the number of charge sheeted cases among the police forces has declined during the period from 2018 to 2020.

The Members wanted to know whether the cases of involvement in criminality amongst police forces are increasing in the country.

The minister said that one IPS officer has been declared fugitive in the State of Uttar Pradesh. 

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