Vishwa Ji: You are probably correct to some degree, but, here, where the monitory value of appropriated land or personal jewelry allegedly stolen by a maid servant, etc., are almost trivial when compared to the overwhelming gratuity that travels all the way to the top “where the Buck stops”! I’m not making excuses for corrupt practices (misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance) by civil servants or polititions, but keep one thing in mind: The people who police the Police ARE the Police! Police do their own housecleaning! Crooked cops are scared of cops!
You see, we don’t need an honest cop to assent to your request. All we need is a considerate senior officer who realizes that his profits from the crime are overshadowed by the victim’s losses.
In like situations, as described by victims approaching this forum, I would first suggest they approach the Police Commissioner with a written complaint against the local Station House Officer. Attach copies of supporting documents. Maintain an acknowledgement receipt of your complaint to the Commissioner. I am almost certain this will bring quick, objective results, i.e., either the SHO will renew his investigation with more interest, or he may come up with a reason why he declined.
If you feel, FOR GOOD CAUSE, his reasons are shaky or otherwise invalid, you could retreat in the corner and sulk, or organize a Dharna/”Fast To The Death” campaign, approach the media for sympathetic coverage, or, go the best route: file a Private Complaint with the local magistrate.
Don’t even think of rooting out corruption in our country: it would be treason! We need corruption – it is good for our parallel economy! See Link: