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Arvind Kejriwal announces shorter and simpler anti-corruption helpline

Friday, 10 January 2014 - 9:35pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI

Buoyed by the response to the anti-corruption helpline number, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced another simpler helpline for the residents of Delhi to report incidents of corruption

Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal announced the new number 1031 and said, “The new helpline number, which is shorter than the older one, will help people memorise it quickly.

Kejriwal said one Delhi government official has been caught following a complaint to the helpline and trap will be laid in 16 more cases which have been reported.

Kejriwal also said more than 23,500 calls have been received on the older helpline number which started on Thursday

On Wednesday, in a press conference Kejriwal had announced an anti corruption helpline number for residents of Delhi

“This is an advisory number that will explain you the way to hold a sting. But you cannot complain on this number. The helpline number is 011-27357169, which will be active from 8 am to 10 pm,” he said

“I appeal to the people of Delhi that we need to eradicate corruption together. If somebody asks you for a bribe, then record the proceedings it and bring it to anti-corruption department,” he said.

“The idea is to create fear among the people who are involved in corrupt practices. There will be hoardings and advertisements regarding the same. Several teams of the police have been put on standby if there is sudden surge in the number of complaints,” he added

After taking oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi on December 28, Kejriwal had announced that a helpline number will be provided to the residents to report the cases of corruption.


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