On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the Pune city police started using cyber patrolling to monitor the online activities of criminals and their goons, who frequently exalt crimes and their perpetrators, after parading gangsters and criminals on police records who were involved in drug dealing, the sale of firearms, gambling, and other illicit activities.
This task is being carried out by the Pune police social media cell and officials from the cyber police station.
Pune Gangster Nilesh Ghaiwal had posted a video of his visit to Mantralaya in Mumbai on social media on Tuesday (6th February). The video gained a lot of popularity on social media platforms. A few hours later, out of 260 criminals in total—including the leaders of 21 gangs—the Pune Police called in 11 well-known gangsters.
Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar said that severe action would be taken against the owners of social media accounts with names like XXX@302, XXXX@307, @Bhaigiri, @gangster, and more.
Many Pune-based gangsters and criminals have uploaded pictures of themselves carrying illegal guns, swords etc. Numerous songs and dialogues that challenge rivals are uploaded, leading to serious crimes.
Kumar went on to say that their teams would monitor these criminals’ online activities. They will take severe action against the offenders if they upload any content that glorifies crime or criminals or issues challenges.
Kumar continued that in order to monitor criminal activity in residential areas and slum areas, he has asked local police chowki officials to patrol areas, particularly in the evening, and to give the public access to their phone numbers so they can get in touch with police in the event of an emergency or gang-related disturbance etc.