Manohar Lal launched ‘Durga Shakti App’ of Haryana Police
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Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal launched android based ‘Durga Shakti App’ of Haryana Police which will enable women to seek immediate help of police through Woman Helpline Number 1091 in case of emergency.
The mobile app was launched with the sole objective to provide a safety tool in the easiest manner to the women and girls during ‘Ek Aur Sudhar Programme’ organised at Indradhanush Auditorium in Panchkula.
Woman and Child Development Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain, MLA Mrs Latika Sharma, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Director General of Police, Mr B.S. Sandhu, DGP Hqrs. Mr K.K. Mishra, ADGP (Law and Order), Mr Mohd. Akil, ADGP Crime, Mr P.K. Aggarwal, ADGP, Admin, Mr Sudhir Chowdhary and other senior officers of police and civil administration were also present on this occasion.
Describing the App a better communication tool between victim and Police, Mr Chawla said that PCR vehicle could make use of GPS location received on Whatsapp to ascertain the victim’s location. Police could also send messages and tips about woman safety and security to the users of the App. In case a woman or girl lends in an emergent situation outside the State, she can inform the Haryana Police through the Durga Shakti App.
He said that our aim is to reduce the response time of the police to provide help to those women or girls who are in distress. This app is currently available on Android platform. this facility would be extended to other operating systems as well in due course, he added.