In pursuit of criminals, Delhi, Haryana Police to swap info on WhatsApp

At a recent meeting, the two police forces decided to conduct joint operations against such criminal elements operating in Delhi and adjoining areas.

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Published:September 14, 2016 6:03 am

To share information and inputs about interstate drug peddlers and bootleggers with their counterparts in Haryana, Delhi Police have formed a new WhatsApp group: ‘Del-Har Border Alert’.

At a recent meeting, the two police forces decided to conduct joint operations against such criminal elements operating in Delhi and adjoining areas.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) Sanjay Singh was among the senior officers who attended the meeting. The two police teams discussed several measures to improve relations as well as the efficiency of joint operations, said a senior police official.
The meeting was held after an undertrial prisoner — Jitender Singh alias Gogi — managed to escape from the custody of Delhi Police with the help of his associates.

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.

Superintendent of Police, Jhajjar, J S Randhawa, was one of the senior officers present in the meeting. He 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.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer district) Vikramjit Singh also brought up the increasing cases of car thefts in outer Delhi and requested Haryana Police to identify locations where such vehicles are taken for dismantling.