Cops join facebook to facilitate better comm with masses

Last Updated: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 20:40

Hoshiarpur: In an attempt to make
themselves easily accessible to the public, the Hoshiarpur
Police has come up with a noble idea of joining a popular
social networking site.

Hoshiarpur SSP Rakesh Agrawal, who has opened a Facebook
account on behalf of the district police, said, "The exercise
is aimed at facilitating quick, direct and transparent
communication between the police and the public."

"People can post their complaints and can check the
action on it on the page itself. The account will be updated
three to four times daily," he added.

"Photographs or sketches of criminals would be posted on
the account to make common people aware of such criminals...
Public can upload photographs or videos of any anti-social
activity which they may come across...It would prove to be a
good medium for girls to report eve-teasing incidents,"
Agrawal said.

"Also, if the public notice any traffic violation like
signal jumping, triple riding, etc, all they have to do is to
take a photograph or video of the violation and post it on the
site along with date, time, place and registration number of
the vehicle. The police would send traffic challans to the
violators at their homes," the SSP said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 20:40

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