Shimla: Apart from dialling 100, one can now send an SMS to the police in Himachal Pradesh for any assistance.
The SMS facility was launched Thursday whereby one can seek help by sending a message on a designated 10-digit number - 9459100100.
"Now anyone can send SMS to the police on mobile number 9459100100 for any kind of assistance. The SMS will be immediately forwarded to the police officer concerned for necessary action," Acting Director General of Police (DGP) DS Manhas said Friday.
"One can lodge a complaint in case of any emergency like accidents, serious crime incidents and even cases of sexual harassment. Our aim is to make the police more accountable to the public," he said.
Manhas said all SMSes, along with the action taken report received from the officials concerned, would be monitored by the DGP.
The SMS facility will be in addition to the existing services available for seeking police help, he added.