Social media can help control crime: Kartikeyan

MCU workshop on ‘Social Media for Law and Order’ concludes

BHOPAL: A two-day workshop on ‘Social Media for Law and Order’, held under the aegis of the Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, concluded here on Tuesday.

Former CBI director DR Kartikeyan, speaking at the workshop said, that the police should make maximum use of social media as it is not only a medium of corporate communications but is also useful in crime control, collection of information, maintaining law and order and community policing. Social media can help reduce the cost of human resources.

Kartikeyan said social media and digital platforms are changing the world. Police officers should take the help of social media and use it for updating their knowledge. Social media is helpful in collecting evidence, gleaning information about suspects and in keeping an eye on the networks of accused.

Vice-chancellor professor Brijkishore Kuthiyala said innovation is the key to growth. He urged the Madhya Pradesh police to make use of social media in maintaining law and order.

ADG (police reforms) Maithilisharan Gupta said there is a need to make efforts for police reforms through social media.

IPS officer Yogesh Chaudhary, presiding over the programme, said social media is being used by the state police. He said all police stations in the state are equipped with computers and internet.

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