In a bid to connect with those hailing from the Northeast (NE) states, the Delhi Police has decided to launch a new page on social networking site Facebook.
The page will deal with complaints and act as a forum for interaction on problems faced by the NE residents in the capital. Titled ‘DelhipoliceforNEfolks’, the site is set to be launched on May 9 at the police headquarters, jointly by a group of Northeastern students and senior Delhi police officers. Senior officers said the page would be operated on the lines of the Traffic Police Facebook page, which has been a huge success for dissemination of information and acting against complaints posted on the site.
Police sources said a dedicated police team would be monitoring the page, which will be open for discussion and complaints faced by Northeast community in the capital. Once complaints are posted on the Facebook page, local police stations will be asked to monitor the complaints and take suitable action.
The page will also inform residents about regular meetings which will be held by nodal officers. “Because of Facebook, people hailing from the Northeast can participate and put forward their suggestions. The advantage of doing this on Facebook is that it will be open for all. If Northeast residents in any part of the city face a problem, it will be acted upon immediately and the action taken will also be put up on Facebook,” a police officer said.
Meanwhile, facing flak over the handling of the Nido Taniam case and other cases related to northeast residents, the Delhi Police have uploaded on their official website detailed standing orders to deal with such cases. The standing orders explain what the job of each officer is while dealing with such cases.