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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

Police to ask court receiver to deploy security at mill

Saurabh M Joshi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, September 04, 2013
First Published: 02:23 IST(4/9/2013) | Last Updated: 02:25 IST(4/9/2013)

Following two incidents of gangrape at the abandoned Shakti Mill compound, the Mumbai police said they would write to the court receiver to secure the mill compound so that such incidents could be prevented.

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After the 22-year-old photojournalist was gangraped by five people on August 22, the police had said that the Shakti Mill compound in Worli was a private property and hence they were unable to enter it since it would amount to trespassing.

However, after the second incident was reported from the same spot, the police have decided to write to the authority concerned to make the area safer.

“We will write a letter to court receiver and ask them to post security guards at the mill compound,” said Vinayak Deshmukh, deputy commissioner of police (zone III).

The police also said that they would also enhance patrolling at all places under their jurisdiction that maybe prone to such incidents.

These spots include many mill lands and sea side forts in central Mumbai that are secluded.

Following the gangrape of the photo journalist at Shakti Mill compound, Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh had announced that they would write to owners of such properties asking them to secure their premises by putting up ‘no trespassing’ boards.


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