Mumbai police chief takes to Twitter to interact with people

Mumbai: Mumbai Police Commissioner Ahmed Javed, who is due to retire on January 31, today took to Twitter to interact with citizens.

Javed, a 1980-batch IPS officer, whose next assignment will be the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia, today answered a number of queries asked by the Twitterati.

Around 8 am, the Mumbai police had tweeted that there was a “Chance to chat with Mumbai Commissioner from 10:30 am to 11:30 am before he moves on.”

Javed said, Mumbai police’s Twitter handle team makes a plan for every day and week about running a particular campaign on issues, like traffic.

During the interaction, people asked him several questions ranging from behaviour of police to NSEL scam and the Commissioner replied to these questions with a combination of humour and strictness. Some people sought to know what action was being taken against erring men in khaki.

One person tweeted that if a policeman was riding a bike without a helmet and his photo is sent to the department, will any action be taken against him, to which the city top cop replied that one can surely take a picture of such a policemen, but not when they themselves are driving.

Another one pointed out about the “poor” website of traffic police, to which Javed said that the portal was under construction and it would soon come out with a new look.

Dietitian Rujuta Diwekar told about her initiative in Khar police station in which she gave guidance to police to improve their diet plan for the day.

Appreciating her move, the Commissioner said such initiatives were necessary for the health of police personnel.