Attack on African nationals: Delhi cops launch helpline for foreign nationals

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 31, 2016 08:30 IST
Police personnel in New Delhi. (PTI)

In the wake of string of attacks on African citizens in the Capital, the Delhi Police on Monday launched a police helpline number exclusively for complaints from foreign nationals in the city.

The department also appointed a joint commissioner-rank official as the nodal officer for attending to issues concerning African community.

The 10-digit helpline number — 8750871111 — was launched by police chief, Alok Kumar Verma, following a meeting he had with a delegation of African people living in the city at the police headquarters on Monday.

During the meeting, Verma announced that joint commissioner of police (South-Eastern Range) RP Upadhyay has been appointed the nodal officer entrusted with attending to and addressing issues concerning African citizens living in Delhi, a senior official said.

The meeting was attended by SBK Singh and P Kamaraj, special CPs, law and order, (North and South), Joint CPs Deependra Pathak and RP Upadhyay, Ishwar Singh and Mandeep Singh Randhawa, DCPs (south and southeast).

The police chief assured the delegation of prompt redressal of their grievances.

Verma also apprised them of various steps being taken by the police to ensure their security.

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