Cops join facebook to facilitate better communivation with masses

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.

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