There are times when you need police asistance but you are in such an awkward situation that you can’t afford to talk to police by simply dialing the number. ‘Now anyone can send SMS to the police on mobile number 9459100100 for any kind of assistance. The SMS will be immediately forwarded to the police officer concerned for necessary action,’ Acting Director General of Police (DGP) D.S. Manhas told IANS Friday.
The SMS facility was launched 06 May 2010 whereby one can seek help by sending a message on a designated 10-digit number – 9459100100. The SMS facility will be in addition to the existing services available for seeking police help, now apart from dialling 100, one can now send an SMS to the police in Himachal Pradesh for any assistance. One can lodge a complaint in case of any emergency like accidents, serious crime incidents and even cases of sexual harassment. The aim is to make the police more accountable to the public. All the SMSes, along with the action taken report received from the officials concerned, would be monitored by the DGP.