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Delhi Police's WhatsApp helpline gets good response

India TV News Desk 11 Aug 2014, 10:53:41 AM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Within three day of its launch, the WhatsApp helpline of Delhi Police has received 43 calls out of which only five were genuine, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Vigilance) Sindhu Pillai, said.

"We got 14 calls on the first day on August 6, the following day we got two complaints and 27 were received on August 8," Pillai said.

Of the total calls, only five were genuine and registered complaints while the rest were just blank calls possibly due to the curiosity among the people and lack of awareness, he said.

The Delhi Police had on August 6 launched Whatsapp helpline – 9910641064 - to curb corruption. The helpline is in addition to the existing helpline numbers -- 1064 and 1800111064.

"Those who are being harassed by a police officer must inform us... any police indiscipline will not be tolerated," Pillai said.

The new helpline will work in tandem with the existing anti-corruption helpline - 1064 - which at present has four lines attended by at least 20 constables and head constables who work round the clock under the guidance of an inspector.

This helpline number was launched under the guidance of Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi to make the force corruption free.