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Crime scene investigation

Wanted-High Alert anchor Sushant Singh intervenes wherever he spots law offenders

tv Updated: Feb 18, 2011 14:14 IST
Rachana Dubey

We don’t want to endanger lives. The intention of the show is to help the police and make neighbourhoods vigilant towards criminals,” says Bollywood character artiste, Sushant Singh, who has turned TV show host with Wanted-High Alert, that flags off next week on Colors. “Everyone cannot jump on to the crime scene on their own, but anyone who’s alert can become an anonymous informer.”

The actor admits that he often intervenes wherever he spots the law being offended. “I was on a two-wheeler with my girlfriend recently and we saw a car ramming into a bike and driving away. So, I asked my girlfriend to get off and I chased the car. I found that there was an underage driver on the wheel, and the driver was sitting next to him. I handed them to the police,” he recalls, stating that not every criminal is as straight to handle. “We know that people are scared to even become informers these days. But with this show, we hope we can make a difference because we’re dealing with on-going cases.”

Nearly every Hindi news channel today has a crime-based series that runs throughout the week in the late evening slot. With a once-a-week capsule on a Hindi general entertainment channel, would Singh’s effort be taken seriously? “Of course,” he says. “The idea is to make people aware. More shows the merrier, right? We have our help lines and website to assist the general public reach out to the police. And we’re just asking for information. Nothing more, nothing less.”

The actor feels that the show gives him his much-needed platform for social work. “I don’t think I could have found a better way to give back to the society. Here, I’m actively helping the police by connecting them with the public,” he says.