Delhi Police launches ‘Whatsapp’ helpline to curb corruption

The next time a police officer seeks a bribe or harasses you, don’t feel frustrated. Help is at hand, literally in the form of your smartphone equipped with chat application ‘WhatsApp’. Apart from calling and registering a complaint, a recorded audio or video clip can be sent to the newly-launched helpline — 9910641064 — via the popular chat engine and action is taken within hours. Since its launch on August 6, action has been taken against three policemen.