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After Facebook, Ludhiana police now active on Twitter

After its presence on Facebook, Ludhiana police has now created its account on micro-blogging site Twitter. The official account is ‘LdhPolice.’

punjab Updated: Mar 16, 2016 20:27 IST
HT Correspondent
The decision of the police to enter Twitter was influenced due to the increasing popularity of the site in the city.
The decision of the police to enter Twitter was influenced due to the increasing popularity of the site in the city.(REUTERS)

After its presence on Facebook, Ludhiana police has now created its account on micro-blogging site Twitter. The official account is ‘Ldhpolice.’

Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP), Dhruv Dahiya said city residents could now lodge complaints on our Twitter account and that it would be dealt with by the police station concerned as per the legal procedures.

The decision of the police to enter Twitter was influenced due to the increasing popularity of the site in the city. The account of Ludhiana police got 42 followers on the very first day.

“Any resident can register a complaint or give suggestions relating to any aspect of functioning of the police department. All such complaints and suggestions will be considered seriously. If required the complaint or suggestion will be forwarded to the concerned department,” said Dahiya.

The police would also post important, non-confidential orders of public importance. Activities aimed at improving public-police relations such as public meetings in different localities, legal awareness seminars in schools and colleges would also be communicated through Twitter.

Interestingly, now the general public would also get information regarding drives for public safety on important occasions and festivals. Dahiya said legal provisions and issues of social importance would also be communicated to the public.

The Twitter account would be monitored daily and regularly but not continuously throughout the day, Dahiya added.

Police logged on

The Ludhiana police had created its Facebook account last September, where it has received more than 13,600 likes from internet users. City police keeps on updating its Facebook page with orders that hold importance for general public.