Can’t register complaints via Facebook: Police

Police on Monday told the Bombay High Court that using Facebook as a communication tool for receiving complaints will not be feasible.

Mumbai: Police on Monday told the Bombay High
Court that using Facebook as a communication tool for
receiving complaints will not be feasible.

Traffic police have created a profile on the popular
networking site where citizens can post pictures of potential
traffic rule violations around the city.

But creating Facebook profile for other police
departments "may not be feasible at this stage due to various
reasons", says a letter written to public prosecutor by G D
Pol, Inspector General of Police (Law and Order).

However, the department will still consider the idea,
it says. The High Court had, on the last occasion, asked why
the police do not use networking sites such as Facebook and
Twitter.

A division bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Pramod
Kode had also asked last time why police do not adopt
investigation methods of Criminal Investigation Department.
Today, Prosecutor P A Pol sought four weeks` time for
coming up with draft guidelines for ordinary police force on
the lines of CID manual.

The query had come during hearing of petition filed by
Ashiwini Rane, whose husband Nikhil, a Pune-based builder, was
murdered last November. She moved the court because there had
been no progress in probe.

The case has been now handed to CID. Rane`s lawyer
today said he was satisfied with the way probe was
progressing.

-PTI