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Now, Couples have nothing to fear from police

delhi Updated: Feb 03, 2009 23:24 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi Police on Tuesday said they would take stern action against the two policemen who had booked a married couple in Dwarka for "sitting in an objectionable position near a Metro pillar and kissing," last year.

The Delhi High Court had stayed criminal proceedings against the married couple on Monday and also issued a notice to the Delhi Police.

On Tuesday, the police chief while addressing a press conference said that he was against "moral policing" and would suspend his men if they were found harassing couples in public places.

"We are no moral police. I will take strict action against policemen who harass couples in public places," said Y.S. Dadwal, commissioner of police. He also added that he had given strict instructions to his men not to initiate action against couples sitting in parks.

Delhi Police had registered only three cases under Section 294 IPC (Obscene Act) all over the city last year.

Dadwal added in the past also he had taken action against policemen who were harassing couples.

"The police does not look for opportunities to book couples sitting in parks. We are here to act as helping agents. We are here to protect couples not harass them. If anyone (policeman) found guilty would not be spared," said Dadwal.

The police chief said his force would take adequate measures to ensure that couples sitting in parks do not face any problems.