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News : Fake Callers Keeping Police Helpline Busy
Dharamshala, India, Sept 12, 2016 -- The emergency number of police 100, which is aimed to help the people who were trapped in some emergency situation, has received around 3,000 calls in past one week, but only 25 calls were of serious nature. Finding this, police department has decided to take action on these callers who are keeping the police help line busy.
Officials told that this was revealed in the recent checking of call details, after some of the people have complained that 100 number remains busy and they were deprived of police help when needed.
"It is shocking that we have received 2,782 calls in last week and out of this only 25 were of serious nature while 2692 calls were either referral or fake. We are going to take stern action on this now," said Sanjeev Gandhi, SSP Kangra.
Police has planned a campaign to nab the fake callers and legal action would be initiated against them.
This thing came to light when recently a congress leader, one of the directors of Himachal Pradesh State Co-operative Marketing and Consumers Federation Ltd (HMFED) was attacked by some masked men. It was said that few people around him kept calling on 100 but as the number was busy, police was informed late.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016