Thane po­lice web­site has not been up­dated for six months

The web­site has failed to pro­vide res­i­dents with help­ful phone num­bers

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­

THANE: If you log on to the Thane po­lice web­site for some in­for­ma­tion, you will be dis­ap­pointed.

The web­site, which con­nects the res­i­dents and the po­lice, has not been up­dated for the past six months. Thanepo­lice. org launched on July 14, 2005, said a po­lice of­fi­cer from Thane cy­ber­crime cell.

Se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers have been trans­ferred but their names still fig­ure on the web­site. This mis­leads peo­ple who want to con­tact po­lice of­fi­cers.

Ul­has­na­gar res­i­dent Pooja Lal­wani, 30, wanted to com­plain about the noise dur­ing last year’s Navra­tri. “When I logged on to Thanepo­, I was shocked to see that there was no num­ber which I could con­tact. I had to get num­bers from other sources. The web­site does not men­tion the new po­lice sta­tion in Kalyan,” said Lal­wani.

An­other Thane res­i­dent, who did not wish to be named, said that he had tried to get in touch with a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer but the num­ber he got from the web­site was wrong. “I reg­u­larly log on to Thanepo­ to keep a tab on crimes as I live in such a place which is full of goons. When­ever I called on a land­line num­ber, my call was not trans­ferred to se­nior of­fi­cers and I was kept on hold,” he said.

“The po­lice should take th­ese things se­ri­ously and keep the web­site up­dated,” he added.

Bhi­wandi res­i­dent Vi­jay Ku­mar Pal, 39, too had the same ex­pe­ri­ence. “When I found that the web­site was not up­dated, I spoke to a po­lice of­fi­cer but he dis­missed it,” said Pal.

Rum­blings could also be heard among po­lice­men.

Anil Akade was pro­moted to ad­di­tional com­mis­sioner of po­lice but the web­site still states the ear­lier post­ing. “It’s been two months since I have been pro­moted to ACP. My name in still on the list of Nar­poli po­lice sta­tion,” Akade said.

An­other po­lice in­spec­tor from Shildaighar po­lice sta­tion, who did not wish to be named, was trans­ferred to the Thane com­mis­sion­er­ate a year ago. But his name is yet to be listed on the web­site. “This be­comes a prob­lem for res­i­dents who want to con­tact se­nior of­fi­cers,” he said.

Jagdish Sawant, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of cy­ber­crime cell, which han­dles the web­site, said the web­site would be up­dated in a few days. “The web­site might not be up­date be­cause there are con­tin­u­ous trans­fers go­ing on. It is the duty of po­lice sta­tions to in­form us. We will gather all in­for­ma­tion about all po­lice sta­tions in our ju­ris­dic­tion and then we will up­date it,” said Sawant.

The Thane po­lice web­site has listed the phone num­bers of po­lice sta­tions, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tors and ad­di­tional com­mis­sion­ers of po­lice and deputy com­mis­sion­ers of po­lice. The web­site is sup­posed to keep res­i­dents up­dated about the new rules en­forced by the po­lice dur­ing fes­ti­vals.

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