Hyderabad police website tells how to identify potential terrorist

September 29th, 2008 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, Sep 29 (IANS) The Hyderabad police Monday launched a website that guides citizens in identifying a potential terrorist and gives useful tips to avoid falling victim to a fraudster while choosing a partner online.Formally launched by Andhra Pradesh Home Minister K. Jana Reddy, the website www.hyderabadpolice.gov.in is claimed to be the first of its kind in the country.

It not only provides information regarding a police station and guides a citizen on how to lodge a complaint in case of a crime or loss of property but also provides almost every bit of information a citizen might require in his day-to-day life.

The citizens can find answers to various questions like location of a temple, mosque, a vegetable market, a theatre or a shopping mall in a police station limits and areas of the city likely to witness traffic congestion on account of demonstrations and processions.

The portal also focuses on “terror signals” and guides the citizens on what to look out for to identify a suspected terrorist.

“In the present situation where terrorism has become such a serious problem, the portal provides several useful tips to the people. A suspected terrorist can be identified at the time of renting a house or gathering material. We have taken salient points from the terror investigations all over the country,” said Praveen Kumar, the deputy commissioner of police, detective department.

The city witnessed three bomb blasts last year, which killed over 50 people. According to intelligence agencies, the city is one of the key targets of terror groups.

“We have even collected the information from the criminals and thieves about their modus operandi and put it on our portal to enable people to watch out for such characters and their suspicious movement,” said the deputy commissioner.

The portal also has information on ensuring safety of senior citizens and childrenm, dealing with emergencies, and avoiding frauds in the name of NRI marriages.

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