Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has issued a helpline number to check extortion during the upcoming festival season in Odisha capital here.
The Commissionerate Police has urged people to lodge their complaints regarding extortion thorough helpline number 7077798111.
Issuing the helpline number, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Prateek Singh said the Commissionerate Police will adopt a zero tolerance policy towards extortion during the festival season.
“Some anti-social elements usually extort money from people in one form or other during the festival season. The people often provide money to these elements out of fear. They even do not report the incident to police. The Commissionerate Police has decided to adopt a zero tolerance policy towards these elements,” said the DCP.
The Commissionerate Police has issued a helpline number to check extortion in Bhubaneswar. The people can lodge their complaints through WhatsApp or text messages, he added.
“The people can also inform any extortion case to the Commissionerate Police through its Facebook and Twitter (X) accounts. The identities of the complainants will not be revealed to anyone,” said the DCP.