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Punjab Police marks presence on social media

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Police today marked its presence on the to counter campaign and false unleashed by radicals or gangsters to influence people, especially youth.

formally launched the of the Police here.

With this, page of the Police (, account of Punjab Police (com/PunjabPolice), account of the of police and channel of the Punjab Police have gone live.

The campaign of the police will go a long way in bridging the gap between the police and the citizens, and also in tackling the abuse of by gangsters and criminals seeking to spread terror in the state, the chief minister said at the launch ceremony.

The will provide an effective forum for information dissemination/feedback/complaint channelling, said the chief minister, urging the police to harness the effectively, for the mutual benefit of the force and the citizens.

The called upon the police to use the social media in a productive manner to connect with various sections of the society, particularly the youth, in order to provide transparent, responsive and effective policing.

Social media can be of immense help in effectively handling law and order situations, prevention and detection of crimes, and other aspects of policing, he said.

The DGP said the police would use the three social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) to come closer to the people.

The will be led by the and it would work round the clock to give timely and effective response to any threat of campaign, said.

The move of the setting up a social media cell came in the backdrop of radicalisation campaign being carried out on various platforms of the social media and had also directed the to remain vigilant against such campaigns in November last year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 16:30 IST