IG Joseph Boinnet has warned cops against posting photos of crime scenes on social media. The IG directed that officers on ''unauthorised" social media platforms, including WhatsApp and Facebook, pull down the photos or face disciplinary action.
The directive is part of stringent guidelines issued on the use of social media ahead of the August polls. "All police officers are warned that those found culpable will face tough sanctions," Boinnet said in a notice to the officers on Wednesday.
The IG raised concerns that officers are posting sensitive information including operational commands which jeopardise the country's security. The police boss said such acts violate standard security procedures.
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