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Coimbatore

Police plan to check students getting trapped in social media offences

Covai Post Network

The growing addiction to computer games among the youth, especially in the wake of students falling prey to the deadly game of `Blue Whale’ has made the city police had drawn up an action plan that includes creating awareness among students.

Fifty students were randomly selected from various educational institutions, along with teachers, to create awareness about the social media offences and also debit card frauds, City Police Commissioner Dr A Amalraj told mediapersons during the launch of two online facilities for sharing road accident documents and lost document reporting.

There will be regular interaction among students, teachers and senior police officials on various ills of such social media offences, he said.

These interactions would also cover safe driving as the city reported 192 deaths in over 1,300 accidents last year, Amalraj said adding that so far the city has registered 29,000 cases for violations, including drunken, negligent and rash driving and using the mobile while driving.

The department has sent proposals to the Regional Transport Office to suspend the licences of 1,848 persons involved in drunken driving, he added.

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