Demonetisation: Police grievance cells set up in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Nov 15 (PTI) In the wake of the problems faced by citizens while exchanging demonetised currency, Maharashtra Police have set up grievance cells in every district and police commissioner offices.

After the government’s decision of scrapping Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, citizens have been facing problems due to the cash crunch.

Police are on their toes to prevent any law and order situation during exchanging of old notes in the state.

Grievance cells have been set in every district at the office of Superintendent of Police and at the office of Commissioner of Police in cities, a senior police official said.

Nearly 46 grievance cells have been set up, including one at the state police headquarters, he said.

Police have issued contact numbers as well as WhatsApp numbers of every SP and CP office on which citizens will be able to complain about their grievance during exchanging currency at banks, ATM centres, petrol pumps and hospitals.

Police will forward the complaints to authorities concerned, the official added.

Source: PTI