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Delhi Police launches helpline to prevent lynching, mob violence

New Delhi: In order to ensure action into complaints of mob violence and lynching, Delhi Police has launched a new helpline number 155270. This number would be operatinal 24*7. Any person aggrieved or a witness can report any such incident to this round the clock helpline number.

This helpline number has been introduced in compliance to the directions of Apex Court that a response system may be introduced to deal with such acts and to prevent the instances of loss of life and public as well as private properties during incidents of mob violence.

Several people have lost their lives across the country due to mob lynching. The new helpline number means the law enforcement agencies would be dealing with the reported cases more seriously and it would be monitored round the clock by Police control room.

Also, another helpline number 155271 has been launched to receive calls related to Noise Pollution in Delhi. Noise pollution or sound pollution is a menace which effects physical as well as psychological health of an individual.

In order to provide relief from Noise Pollution, this new help line number has been introduced, so that public can lodge complaints of sound pollution like DJ's, loud speakers, public address system, sound amplifiers, generators of 5 KV or more, construction equipment like marble cutting machine operating between 10pm to 6am.

Action on calls would be taken promptly against any such violators using such sound system, whether fitted on static location or vehicle.

This Noise Pollution help line has been introduced in compliance to the directions of Hon'ble NGT, wherein the Hon'ble NGT ordered that effective steps be undertaken to control noise pollution and to sensitize the public about the hazards of sound pollution. These help lines will remain operational 24x7 and will be available to public round the clock and swift action would be taken by PCR vans & local police on calls pertaining to Noise & mob violence.

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