The Punjab police has decided to open YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts on social media networking sites to keep an eye on the gangsters.
The Director General of Punjab Police, Suresh Arora said a number of gangsters are active on social media and at times, have been caught updating their status from the jail, while some of them have also confessed of their crimes on social media. Punjab Police social media accounts will help catch them.
One Bathinda gangster had also threatened a senior police officer on Facebook.
“The police will follow the gangsters on social media, trace their IP addresses and will arrest them,” says Suresh Arora. The police will also chase Khalistani groups on social media, he added.
The Khalistani terrorists arrested recently had told investigators that they were in touch with their handlers in Pakistan and European countries using encrypted chat applications. Pro Khalistani groups are already trying to radicalise gullible Punjab youths on social media.
Punjab Police social media accounts will also establish a connection with a common man via social media and will also receive complaints on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter starting this year.
Suresh Arora also said that the dreaded gangsters and hardcore criminals will now be produced in the court via video conferencing only.