Staff of Tamil Nadu DGP office caught in scam to promote inspectors to DSP’s

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Chennai: A ministerial official of the Director General of Police (DGP) office has been transferred, while another staff has been brought under the departmental inquiry procedure in the alleged collection of Rs.33 lakh from the 1997-batch sub-inspectors of police promising to promote them as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSPs).

Rs 33 lakh scam exposed

A senior police officer confirmed the issue and he maintained that further action would be initiated only after getting the inquiry report. The ministerial staff sent a proposal for promoting inspectors to DSPs’.

As per their letter sent to the state home department in January this year, they estimated the vacancies will arise to 134 on March 31, 2024, collecting the data of those retiring till March 31, 2024. However, the state government issued a G.O. to promote 68 inspectors of police. Of them, only 57 were promoted as DSPs as per the order issued last month. Days after their promotion, another 37 DSPs’ were promoted as Additional SPs’. If DSPs’ promotions were taken into account, the total estimated promotions from inspectors to DSPs’ would be around 170.

The inspectors who ‘paid’ and didn’t get their promotions, approached the senior officers and filed a complaint, following which a Rs.33 lakh scam was exposed.

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