Three months on,man making obscene calls to cops still untraced

Even as the anti-obscene calls helpline of Delhi Police is working fulltime — receiving nearly 60 complaints a day — the women personnel in Police Control Room are facing a peculiar problem.

Written by Sahim Salim | New Delhi | Published:February 10, 2009 1:18 am

Even as the anti-obscene calls helpline of Delhi Police is working fulltime — receiving nearly 60 complaints a day — the women personnel in Police Control Room (PCR) are facing a peculiar problem. In the last three months,an unidentified man has made over 18,000 obscene calls to the women attendants at PCR from an untraceable number.

The police said that all the calls were made from an MTNL’s Dolphin mobile connection. The first call was received in October,2008,during which the caller expressed his love to a woman attendant. Subsequently,in nearly ten calls he made,he said “I love you” to several other attendants. Initially,the attendants scolded the man and asked him to stop wasting their time,but later he grew bolder and started making about 200 calls per day,using obscene language.

“He used to disconnect the phone if a male attendant answered his calls. When things went out of control,the women personnel made an official complaint,” a senior police official said.

When cops tried to call back on the number,it either remained “out of service” or unanswered.

When the matter reached the Delhi Police Chief,YS Dadwal,he ordered an investigation into the matter by the Crime Branch. DCP (PCR) Dr PS Bhushan said,“For sometime now,the calls have stopped,but probe is still on.” Senior officers in the Crime Branch said that their probe revealed that the number is not registered in the name of any individual,but the mobile company itself. The police suspect that the calls had been made from the call centre of Dolphin.

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