Celebrates first anniversary of 255-member group called “Police Advocate Reporters” formed by Nagpur Today reporter Ravikant Kamble
Nagpur: Nagpur Commissioner of Police SP Yadav has come forward to support the cause of networking among police, journalists and advocates on a common platform. The police chief has taken time off to commemorate the completion of an year of existence of WhatsApp Group -“Police Advocate Reporters”, formed with the sole purpose of building proper communication between the press and the police department along with legal fraternity in Nagpur and other neighbouring areas.
Yadav has congratulated the efforts initiated by the Group Admin Ravikant Kamble, who is a crime reporter working with Nagpur Today. On this occasion, Yadav also cut a cake specially designed in the shape of group icon, presented to him by Kamble.
At present, the group has 255 members among whom are included senior police officials, editors of various publications, crime reporters, photo journalists, all police station incharge, crime branch officials, intelligence officials, public prosecutors, officials from Nagpur Central Jail and traffic policemen. Besides Kamble, senior crime reporter from Times of India Soumitra Bose is the second group admin of this group.
Apart from “Police Advocate Reporters”, Kamble has also formed two other groups – “API-PSI-Press News” and “Police Patrakar Mandali”, in which police officials of junior ranks along with all the known journalists belonging to various media are added to disseminate any piece of information in quicker and easier way.
Extending his warm wishes to Kamble and all the group members, Yadav lauded the efforts affirming that such endeavors help the police and press to come up with the true information to be shared among the citizens. It also helps police maintain proper coordination with the press people and advocates in ensuring that right information reaches the masses, he added.
Kamble informed that whenever report of any incident is shared in the group, it is verified on various ends while the cops check into the veracity of the report. The information is then updated and corrected before it is finally published across the media.
No Jokes Please, only serious info!!!
It is interesting to note that this group prohibits its members from sharing any jokes, morning or good night message. Only hard core information is entertained, Kamble informed adding that if somehow a member shares any such message by mistake, he is politely removed from the group for the day and then added again the next day. He informed that like “Police Advocate Reporters”, his two other WhatsApp groups – “API-PSI-Press News” and “Police Patrakar Mandali” are also receiving good support from various ranks. He said that in “API-PSI-Press News”, policemen of PSI and API ranks along with crime reporters of Nagpur are the members, which helps on a different note if the information is required to be shared among the two categories only. This apart Police Patrakar Mandali” comprises police sipahi and hawaldar along with a group of journalists.