Kanpur police on Facebook

Kanpur Police has set-up an account for itself at the social-networking site `Facebook` for immediate redressal of grievances and to get better feedback on department functioning.

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2010, 16:17 PM IST

Kanpur: In a bid to improve the law and
order situation, the Kanpur Police has set-up an account for
itself at the social-networking site `Facebook` for immediate
redressal of grievances and to get better feedback on
department functioning.

The profile, created by DIG Mutha Ashok Jain, will
have a separate page for citizens where they can register
complaints and seek immediate action.

"The facebook account was created in order to get
maximum feedback from citizens on their problems and for
improvement in the policing functions," Jain said.

A police team, led by a DCP-level officer, will soon
be formed to update the account page and address grievances
regarding law and order situation in Kanpur, he said.

Citizens can also register their complaints against
corrupt officials without identifying themselves. Action will
be taken against the accused officials only after an enquiry,
he said, adding, the page will also have updates on latest
events in the city.

Apart from the events, the page will feature updates
on activities of the traffic police and traffic diversions,
Jain said.

The DIG said the police was also planning to post
photographs of wanted criminals on this page so that they may
be traced faster.

PTI