In response to a RTI query, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has revealed that criminal cases are pending against 66 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers across India.
The MHA responded to query by social activist Nutan Thakur.
Incidentally, it turned out that there are no criminal cases pending against any IPS officer from Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Telangana, as per the MHA response.
The most number of criminal cases pending against IPS officials is 13 in Rajasthan.
In a recent decision, Central Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad (CIC) had directed the MHA to provide this data on criminal cases against IPS officers to the petitioner.>