By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, April 3: Irrelevant calls are keeping the Dial 100 of Assam Police busy, in many occasions not allowing genuine help-seekers to get through to the helpline.
Guwahati police commissioner Mukesh Agarwalla said 95 per cent of the calls received by Dial 100 are irrelevant.
“The Dial 100 can attend up to 30 calls at a time. But we have seen that people dial the number for trivial matters, like seeking somebody’s phone number etc. The Dial 100 also gets calls from people wanting recharge their mobile SIM cards r payment of other bills. If the phone lines are kept busy by such callers, the men cannot attend to genuine help-seekers,” Agarwalla said.
He appealed to the people not to dial the number for such matters.
The city police commissioner also claimed that the crime in the city has come down in the last three months, ever since the commissionerate system has been put in place.
Briefing newsmen, Agarwalla stated that 120 crimils have been arrested in the last three months in the city.
“During the period, we have recovered 18 stolen two-wheelers, 8 four wheelers, three six wheelers and one excavator,” he said. The traffic police have also collected Rs 81.77 lakh as fine from violators during the period. A total of 23,223 cases have been registered by the police during the period.
“Of these, 1,438 relate to drunken driving, 840 relate to non-wearing of seat belts and 2,111 against people riding motorcycles without wearing a helmet,” he said.
During the period, 255 motorcycle theft cases have been reported in the city.