New Delhi: In a first, Delhi Police got its district DCP tweeting live updates about every development in the investigation of the Uber rape case registering its presence on social media.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma under whose jurisdiction the incident had taken place, tweeted through his official handle @DCP_North_Delhi during the investigation of the case.
Unlike the December 16 case, Delhi Police has been appreciated for speedy investigation in the case and even the father of the victim had offered to give cash award of Rs 1 lakh to the police personnel investigating the case which the officials politely refused saying that it's part of their job.
"Questioning of Uber's Asia head Eric Alexander revealed that Uber needs major improvements to reach the safety standards what they promise," said one of Verma's tweet on December 10 after police questioned the Hongkong-based Uber executive.
The same evening when Nidhi Shah, a US-based woman tweeted about alleged indecent behaviour of the Uber rape case accused during her India visit in November, Verma had contacted her on twitter to register a complaint.
"@nps2113 A formal police complaint can be received through E-mail also. It is must to set the criminal justice system in motion," he had tweeted. Since then, police is in contact with Shah for filing a formal complaint.
The officer, who has been lauded both online and offline for his efforts in handling the case, got the number of his followers swell to more than 2.5 thousand after he started tweeting about the case. His followers included a number of senior journalists, celebrities and activists.