New Delhi, Jan 9 IBNS | 2 years ago

The anti-corruption helpline launched by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi got flooded by thousands of calls on the very first day, said reports on Thursday.

According to latest reports, over 3,000 calls were made to the number till 3 pm, out of which 700 have been attended to.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced the anti-corruption helpline number for Delhiites in order to make "every citizen an anti-corruption inspector".

Kejriwal has announced a helpline number - 01127357169, which will assist every citizen in doing a sting to catch the corrupt.

"If anyone asks you to pay bribes, record the conversation and send us to our anti-corruption department," the Delhi CM said.

He said the helpline number will help one in accomplishing the sting operation and will remain open from 8 am to 8 pm everyday.

"This will make every citizen of Delhi an anti-corruption inspector," Kejriwal said.

He also announced that teams of Delhi Police will be on standby for any assistance. On getting a complaint, a state vigilance department team will look into the matter.

He said that the announcement was made to "empower every citizen to expose the corrupt with the help of a cell phone."

"The idea is to instill fear in the minds of the corrupt that they might be under surveillance," he said.

(Posted on 09-01-2014)