Delhi Police’s new initiative: Digital billboards for missing person information

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Delhi Police’s new initiative: Digital billboards for missing person information

The Delhi Police will soon be launching its latest initiative. After the web and mobile application to register missing person complaint was successfully launched, they will now install digital billboards and screens at public spots to broadcast information about missing person(s)to the public. This will help fasten the process of finding them.

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The screens will be installed at major public locations like the railway and metro stations, markets, bus terminals, shopping malls to name a few.
These screens will display pictures, other information and details of the missing person. This will also include information about missing children, along with the helpline numbers of police and other related agencies. These details will be uploaded on a real-time basis through the newly launched Missing Person app.

According to Deputy commissioner of police (crime and legal cell) Rajesh Deo, the idea is to alert the public about such cases immediately after the complaint is lodged.

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“This is another step by the Delhi Police towards ensuring the security of persons, especially children. It will also help in curbing incidents of child and human trafficking in the city,” he said.

The DCP said that the city police are in touch with Indian Railways, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), and all civic agencies including New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for the installation of the screens.
He further said that they have intimated the Delhi High Court on whose instructions the Missing Person App was created and launched.

The pilot will start from next month.

Most cases of missing children are because of trafficking to other states by organised syndicates. A total of 44 people have filed missing complaints through this new app since its launch in mid-September 2019.

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