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1,127 complaints against cops on '181' helpline

chandigarh Updated: Sep 27, 2013 19:24 IST
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Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday stated that commissioners of police and senior superintendents of police (SSPs) would be held responsible for any laxity in implementing the '181' police helpline.

Reviewing the functioning of the helpline launched earlier this month, Sukhbir pointed out that 1,127 complaints had been received against cops, adding that all these should be probed on an individual basis for the satisfaction of the public.

He said the districts of Tarn Tarn, Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Ludhiana were lagging behind in proper follow-up action on the complaints lodged on the helpline.

Till date, 8,000 calls have been received, of which 2,323 were registered as complaints. Of the latter, 1,127 were related to the police. The deputy CM asked the officers concerned to investigate these cases thoroughly for necessary action against the erring cops.