Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi on Tuesday joined Twitter by launching three handles. Now Delhi residents can now approach police, and even the city's top cop, through these Twitter handles.

While one of the accounts will be the personal handle of Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi (@BhimBassi), the other shall be the official handle of his office (@CPDelhi). The third handle will be that of the central control room (@DelhiPolice).

"Any person in distress can send tweets or text messages at the third handle. However, if it is a case of emergency, it is always suggested that the distress caller should dial 100 for the quickest response," said B S Bassi in a press release.

This initiative will be followed by the district and range chiefs, of which a few are already active on the virtual platform.

The handle @CPDelhi was opened first during former police chief Neeraj Kumar’s time. However, it became a dormant account post December 31, 2012.

(With inputs from PTI)