If you think that Whatsapp groups are formed only between friends and family members, you might have erred there. In order to share information regarding interstate drug peddlars and bootleggers with their Haryana counterparts, Delhi Police have formed a new WhatsApp group called, Del-Har Border Alert.
At a recent meeting held after an undertrial prisoner Jitendra Singh alias Gogi escaped from the custody of Delhi police, the two police forces decided to join hands in order to conduct operations against such criminal elements operating around the national capital.
The incident took place while Gogi was being taken from Tihar jail to Narwana in Haryana’s Jind, where he was facing trial in a murder case.
The meeting was attended by Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Region) Sanjay Singh and other senior officers. Superintendent of Police, Jhajjar, J S Randhawa, at the meeting asked police officials to be more active on the WhatsApp group, and post details of crimes and wanted suspects in real time.
“Delhi Police also requested Haryana Police to share information on criminals, as well as those who have violated their parole and proclaimed offenders on a regular basis. Delhi Police also asked for their cooperation in completing verification reports of information sheets,” said the official.
Apart from this, the two police teams discussed several other measures to improve the relations as well as operational method between the two forces.
Earlier in August, a WhatsApp group was created to keep a check on overspeeding vehicles and in order to enhance safety along the 165-km Yamuna Expressway. The decision was taken at a meeting of senior officials of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Authority (YEIDA), police and Jaypee group, the concessionaire.