Top cops to be just an SMS away
Manish Sirhindi /TNS
Panipat, July 21
Harassment of the crime victims at the hands of police
personnel will soon become a thing of the past as the Haryana Police has
introduced an SMS-based complaint system through which the complainants will be
able to reach the top functionaries of the department by just sending an SMS.
The latest initiative that has been introduced in all districts falling under
the Rohtak range, was the brain child IG V Kamaraj, who said that his office had
been receiving a number of complaints against police personnel for not
registering FIRs or harassing the victims of the crimes. He said keeping this in
mind, it was decided to set up a computer-based complaint management system that
the general public can assess through an SMS.
The IG said a number 999600777 had been made public on which the complainants
could send an SMS if they had any issues with the Police Department. He said
following the SMS, the SHO concerned would have to submit a written reply to his
office explaining as to why no case was registered on the complaint filed by the
The system has been put in place in Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat, Panipat and
Karnal districts. Any SMS sent on the said number will be received directly in
the IG office, who assured that prompt action would be taken on it. Kamaraj said
the system would provide the much-needed relief to the crime victims.
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