New Delhi, August 28: In of the key findings of the 2019 Status of Policing in India report, one in two police personnel surveyed feel that Muslims are likely to be “naturally prone” to committing crimes. Some of the other findings include: 35 percent of police personnel feel that it is natural for a mob to punish the “culprit” in cases of cow slaughter, and 43 percent opine that it is natural for a mob to punish someone accused of rape. Mumbai Police Bust Sex Racket at Spa in Vile Parle, Rescue 6 Thailand Girls and Arrest Owners.

A shocking 72 percent of the police personnel interviewed have experienced “political pressure” during the investigation of cases involving influential persons. Also for minor offences, 37 percent felt that police should be able to hand over small punishments rather than a legal trial.

The report was prepared by the NGO Common Cause and Lokniti Programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and was released on Tuesday. The survey is spread across 21 states, it involves interviews of 12,000 police personnel in police stations and around 11,000 of their family members.

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