Punjab police to tackle criminals on social media: DGP

“Police will set up own Facebook and other social media handles to nullify all such rumors. This will be a proactive approach to tackle the hate spread online,” he said while speaking to the media in Patiala.

punjab Updated: Jul 20, 2017 20:33 IST
Vishal Rambani
Vishal Rambani
Hindustan Times, Patiala
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Punjab director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora said on Thursday that the police will increase presence on social media, which is widely used by radicals to “spread anger by spreading misinformation”.

“Police will set up own Facebook and other social media handles to nullify all such rumors. This will be a proactive approach to tackle the hate spread online,” he said while speaking to the media in Patiala.

He said that “some forces sitting in foreign countries” have nefarious design to disturb peace and harmony in Punjab. “They are trying to vitiate the communal atmosphere of the state. However, people have suffered a decade of militancy, and are well aware.”

He said that most of the terror modules busted by the police are such wherein youth were motivated using their religion. “Most of the arrested person have no criminal background; they were misled by social media.”

After visiting the Bahadugarh Commando Training Complex, Arora also took stock of security and other issues in the home town of the chief minister by interacting with officers.

DGP Suresh Arora at the training centre in Bahadurgarh, Patiala, on Thursday. (Bharat Bhushan/HT)

First Published: Jul 20, 2017 20:31 IST