Phones & Social Media Banned On-Duty: Bihar Police

The order was passed by the Bihar DGP (Director-General of Police) SK Singhal in a letter addressed to all senior police officers in the state

Patna: The police officials in Bihar Police will not be allowed to use mobile phones or electronic devices, or be active on social media, while on traffic or VIP/VVIP duty.

A new order has been passed in this regard on Wednesday. The order was passed by the Bihar DGP (Director-General of Police) SK Singhal in a letter addressed to all senior police officers in the state.

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Disciplinary actions will be initiated against police officers or personnel found violating the order from the DGP.

The order from the DGP comes amid a number of complaints and reports about police personnel who appear to be too busy on their smartphones and mobile devices while in the field.

“At different parts of the city we can see these policemen busy playing or talking on their smartphones or messaging each other.

This seems to be their prime duty,” the order said. Also Read – All Big Social Media Platforms Sent Compliance Details Under New IT Rules Except Twitter: Report

The order from the Bihar DGP states that policemen and women stay on high alert while on duty, and be ready to respond to law-and-order situations or a call for help from citizens.

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