In Filmy-Style Chase, Assam Cops Track Down Stolen Car In 57 Mins!

In Hollywood-style chase, Assam Police recover stolen vehicle; shares incident on Twitter. Photo: @SumitBajoria
In Hollywood-style chase, Assam Police recover stolen vehicle; shares incident on Twitter. Photo: @SumitBajoria

Guwahati, April 11, 2019

The power of social media is immense. Social media today has come to mean many things to different people. The police officials have also come to realise the power and reach of the social media. They now engage the citizens online more than ever before.

In one such incident, Assam Police on April 11th, 2019 tracked down a stolen car after its owner reached out to the state police on the popular micro-blogging site Twitter.

Two people had hired a car from Shillong. The persons assaulted the driver and fled with the car near Baihata. The owner of the car, Sumit Bajoria approached the Assam Police via Twitter. Assam Police sprang into action and it’s social media team coordinated with the Officer-in-charge of the Baihata Police Station. The Kamrup Police chased and recovered the car in a “Hollywood-style chase, in 57 minutes”. The two persons were also taken into custody.

“The story about how an efficient police force which works as a well oiled machine can not only prevent crime but do so in record time. 57 minutes from 1st info to recovery. I cannot thank @assampolice enough. Also, a perfect example how GPS can save your investment,” tweeted Bajoria.

Of late, the Assam Police has aced their social media game. Using wit and humour, Assam Police is trying to drive home the messages about some very serious issues prevalent today, such as cyber safety, safety for women, fake news, saying no to drugs, obeying traffic rule and much more.

Post the infamous 2018 mob lynching incident in Dokmoka, Karbi Anglong, Assam Police had launched the ‘The Think Campaign’ on social media and revamped their sleepy Facebook page and Twitter handle. The campaign in English and Assamese has increased interaction with the public and also got endorsements from Bollywood celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgn and Kajol.