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Enhance alertness to fight criminals misusing social media: Rajnath to Delhi Police

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said Delhi Police should be more alert to combat criminals who misuse social media.

“Criminals are adopting new methods. A man in a remote village can get in touch with a criminal or execute any criminal act through internet.

“Criminals can create anarchy through social media. We need to enhance alertness in the area,” Singh said at the 69th Raising Day Parade of Delhi Police held in northwest Delhi’s New Police Lines today.

Noting that criminals these days cannot be combated without the help of enhanced digital technology, Delhi Police chief B S Bassi said he is happy that city police has taken quite a few effective digital initiatives.

The minister said Delhi Police is a “pioneer in adopting innovative techniques of policing”.

“Delhi Police has to deal with a range of issues, including VVIP arrangements and international conferences. They also have to fight terrorists, confront dreaded criminals and probe complicated matters,” he said.

Expressing concern over the rapid increase in vehicular traffic in the national capital, Singh also lauded Delhi Police’s role vis-a-vis traffic management.

Singh lauded the swift recovery of Rs 22.5 crore that was looted by a cash van driver and said the force rightfully deserves a place in the Limca Book of Records.

The minister said that Delhi Police’s Himmat application, which he himself had launched on January 1, 2015, was an effective initiative that has contributed to reduction in crimes against women.

Talking about crimes against people from north-eastern states living in Delhi, Singh said the issue has been dealt with well by Delhi Police.
“I must laud the Delhi Police Commissioner for recruiting as constables youths from the north-eastern states,” he said.

Further praising Bassi, he said “many effective steps” have been taken under his leadership.

“Even a small incident in the capital becomes a national issue and if anything big happens, it reaches international platform. I congratulate Delhi Police chief BS Bassi, under whose leadership many effective steps have been taken,” Singh said.