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Police ignore corruption claims for eight years — forgot system password

Over 600 complaints of corruption involving the police in Delhi, India, were forwarded to police by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in 2006 — and sat there because no one at police headquarters knew the password, or how to operate the system.

Despite his awesome title, the Chief Vigilance Officer took eight years to realize that Delhi police didn’t show up for the regular meetings, or provide any feedback whatsoever. It’s questionable whether police even knew the data portal existed.

Finally, in January 2014, the CVC arranged an hour-long training session for two Delhi officers that reportedly resolved what senior police officials have been calling “a technical problem.” Now Delhi police, who say they remain ”committed to public grievances,” are hip to the system, and investigating the complaints.

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