Police Department issues WhatsApp number 9454401002 and appeals to the common people to provide information with regards to offensive material on this number
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has taken cognizance of the incident triggered off in Agra by an objectionable post on WhatsApp and has ordered a crackdown on elements out to disrupt the social harmony in the state.
He said that the common people were using social media on a large scale but some anti-social elements were using these platforms to disrupt social harmony and peace and create tension by posting offensive material and photos on them.
He has instructed the police department to effectively curb the misuse of social media sites to foment trouble in the state. Mr. Yadav has also directed the Director General of Police (DGP) to release a statewide WhatsApp number and also ensure wide publicity of this number to the people so as to curb the menace of offensive posts on social media.
On directives of the Chief Minister the state police department has issued a statewide WhatsApp number 9454401002 and has appealed to the people of the state to inform the CUG number of they spot any objectionable/inflammatory posts, material or pictures on social networking sites like the Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp so that the nefarious designs of such elements do not succeed. The identity of the person who provides this information would be kept a secret.