As many as 1,281 complaints were received at 17 police stations and 21,700 were received at the public window, Sector 9, in 2018. The RTI application was filed by Chandigarh Police constable Jagjeet Singh.
The posts of 520 police constables were advertised in 2015 and the process was completed recently when a revised list of successful candidates, who cleared Computer Based Test (CBT), was released on March 1. The medical examination of these candidates started on Tuesday.
Back in 2017, police had said they are working on a newer version of the app, but that is yet to happen. Meanwhile, the Durga Shakti app in neighbouring Panchkula has been a huge success, and receives 5-10 distress calls a day.
On Wednesday, commuters had a rough time navigating the streets as hundreds of members of All India Krishak Khet Majdoor Sangathan tried to proceed towards the Vidhan Sabha from Sector 5 in Panchkula, and were stopped at the Housing Board light point by Chandigarh police.
The three were issued bailable warrants for recording their statements in the murder case of rickshaw puller Sukh Ram, which is at trial stage in the court. The three were with Police Station Sector 17 when the murder took place.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Niharika Bhatt is in charge of the southern division of Chandigarh, which is notorious for keeping cops on their toes due to its population density, a large number of paying guests, and proximity to Mohali.