In a shocking statement, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Friday said that more than half of the police forces in the country are "corrupt" while also asserting that they or the paramilitary forces raise slogans on nationalism in a bid to stow away a misdeed.
"More than half of the police forces in the country are corrupt. How do they eradicate it? Firstly, raise slogans on nationalism and show that we do such a job which cannot be questioned. When police or paramilitary forces raise such slogans, know that they are trying to hide a misdeed," Dikshit told to news agency ANI. Later, clarifying his stance, Dikshit said, "I said most of them [police] are corrupt, did not say all are corrupt."
The statement was slammed by different political parties.