Bhopal, Aug 16: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched the ‘Dial 100’ Mobile application to ensure that people are safe and help reaches the needy during an emergency situation. The Madhya Pradesh Police will reach the location as soon as they receive a call made through Dial 100 application, said Chouhan during the launch on Wednesday. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Liquor Baron Doles Out Money For 180-seater Plane Just to Fly 4 People to Delhi
Chouhan said, “Technology like CCTV cameras turned out to be useful for police to arrest the accused. I congratulate Madhya Pradesh Police for using modern technology for keeping the state safe by controlling crimes.” He added, “Modern technology has played a major role in arresting rapists in rape cases.” In fact, the chief minister also mentioned that the technology which has helped deal with rape cases was an inspiration to other states. He also claimed that Union Minister Rajnath Singh, in a written message, asked the Chief Ministers of other states to examine the way Madhya Pradesh was dealing with rape cases of minors efficiently. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Imposes Rs 2,000 Fine on Migrant Workers And Others Violating Home Quarantine Amid COVID-19
Chouhan said, “I am told that PM in his speech mentioned about the death penalty that was given to rapists of minors in two incidents that took place recently. I have come to know that Rajnath ji has written to the Chief Ministers of other states to study how we were able to do this in a short span of time.” Also Read - After Rajasthan, Locusts Enter Maharashtra, Delhi - Why is This a Worrying Situation?
In an announcement, the Chief Minister said that steps were being taken to install more CCTV cameras outside the schools and in other private and public areas. Last year, Madhya Pradesh assembly had passed The Penal Law (Madhya Pradesh Amendment) Bill-2017 awarding death penalty to convicts found guilty of raping girls aged 12 or below. In another event, after unfurling the national flag at an Independence Day function in the Motilal Nehru Stadium in Bhopal, the Chief Minister had said, “One thing saddens us is that on one hand we are hiring girls in police (department) for their empowerment, and on the other, demons are taking birth who rape innocent and minor girls.”
(With ANI inputs)