Police to check social media accounts before giving passport clearance
I think this is introducing unnecessary discretion to some inspector who without even understanding who you are will pass a judgement on whether u can be given passport or u are anti national.
Can we please discuss this and if there is consensus, take it up for a survey.
I am not against verification (if someone is selling cocaine or prostituting) but it needs to be centralised done by MEA or MHA via a machine/set protocols than being done by local police more
However this powers could be mis used to gain tat extra buck.This was Totally redduced after online application for PP. I nstead of the applicant going to the police staion and waiting for the SHO at his convenience, now after the formalities are over on line the Station sens an S.I. home for verification.A very good system.
Also when there was plenty of cases of Rape, Murder chain snatching, House brglary, the COMMISSIONER OF POLICE SENT A NEWS ITEM THAT HOUSE OWNERS, TAKE A COPY OF THE TENENTS ID OF THE NON DOMICILE OF THE STATE (There will be many staying in the garb of Migrant workers.). THIS WAS DONE AS SOME WHO WERE NABED DIDNT BELONG TO THE STATE. THAT WAY THEY KEPT A TAG ON NON DOMICILES STAYING IN THE STATE .
This practice had helped a great deal in nabbing the culprits imediately and stop such crimes.
Ms. Sarita,these days where Money can buy Legal help just like that the Police department also has to be alert in gathering intelligence data to pin the culprits. more