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Delhi Police takes away Security of Retired Officers after Audit

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Aishwarya Rathore-

Published On: September 30, 2021 at 14:52 IST

The Delhi Police has scaled down the Security of several officers and re-deployed them for Law and Order or policing duties following an Audit of its Security Units.

According to the Audit Report, as many as 535 Security personnel remained attached to Former Commissioners, Retired Officers, Judges as well as Politicians, without a threat assessment.

Despite a Security unit shortage, these personnel continued to be diverted, even for the Prime Minister’s deployment.

The Audit also found that many of the Security personnel had been first attached to the Officers or Judges concerned while they were serving, but continued to have them after retirement or transfer.

A Senior Police officer said, “Even as some of the Retired officers continued to have cover, their security assessment had not been done for two-three years. As per Ministry of Home Affairs rules, an agency providing security has to conduct a threat perception assessment every six months.

The Officer further stated, “Security is now being provided based on only threat perception. A number of personal security officers have been called back and deployed on policing duties. “

The Police Secretariat has directed the Security wings to now provide protection to those who have been mandated to do so by the Home Ministry or the Courts.

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