Issued in Public Interest

This is a message on our cell phones that most of us in Kolkata (probably throughout West Bengal) received last night / today:
"
Do not pay bribe. If Central Gov/PSU/Bank employee demand bribes for doing work in WB/Sikkim/Andaman & Nicobar, please call SP/CBI/Kol on 03322894404/9433060892 or email sp1ackol@cbi.gov.in
"

I know similar messages were sent in Bangalore and Delhi as well. Certainly a step in the right direction. Hope the state government agencies also take the initiative and set up something similar.

10 comments:

~ ॐ ~ said...

Interesting !!!!

Can you help me get the text from delhi please!

Butterfly said...

I too recieved this sort of a message . Mine one read "If a Central Govt Employee Demands BRIBE for Official Work in WB,SIKKIM & ANDAMAN & NICOBAR, Pls call..."

There's another one too. It goes like this:" This is your city. Be vigilant to safeguardit.Report unclaimed objects,suspicious persons/activity to police. Dial 100,1090 or email-cp@kolkatapolice.org" and this one's from Kol Police. This one is also quite a right step, considering recent events.

B. O'Hemian said...

@Om
I understand it reads something like "If a Central/Delhi Govt./PSU/Bank employee demands bribe for any official work in Delhi, pls contact SP CBI at 24361535/3541/2494 or or 9968081216/17/18".

Further the email id for SP/CBI/Del is sp1acdel@cbi.gov.in

@Butterfly
Yeah, there is a variation in the actual message depending on the carrier. But the gist is same.

Of course Kolkata police taking the step is a right thing too.

Rohit Talwar said...

Superb. I am curious to see the one floating here. I wonder if it is. Would love to see if it actually works.

B. O'Hemian said...

@RT
I wonder why everyone in Delhi didn't receive it. I asked a few others about it as well. Some of them didn't receive the SMS.

Reeta Skeeter said...

very interesting move this!

B. O'Hemian said...

@Reeta Skeeter
Interesting and necessary. In the latest Corruptions Perception Index by Transparency International India ranked 85th out of 180 countries. This is a slip from last year's rank of 72.

Adisha Agarwal said...

Hey I got such a msg as well.. sometime in August... I didn't know it was floating across India... :)

burf said...

i liked the jaya bachaan post

that was pure marketing gimmick (on her part)

B. O'Hemian said...

@Adisha
Yeah, it is being spread across India. Apparently not everyone in Delhi got the SMS.

@Burf
Thanks bro.