Beginning Wednesday night, the Delhi Police will tail call centre cabs dropping female employees home late at night. The police had formulated and discussed such safety guidelines in a meeting they called with call centre operators on November 18 — three days before a BPO employee was gangraped in Dhaula Kuan.
On the receiving end of criticism after the gangrape, the police have decided to follow the cabs bound to areas predominantly inhabited by women from northeast India.
"Though we have been keeping a tab on, and regularly checking, call centre cabs plying in the city for the last three days, we have now decided to tail around 20 of them to see if they are complying with safety guidelines," B K Gupta, Delhi Police Commissioner told Hindustan Times , adding Delhi University's south and north campuses were on the cops' radar for Wednesday night.
The exercise is expected to continue with more call centre vehicles being tailed in the coming days.
Gupta claimed more than 2,700 call centre cabs plying during the graveyard shift – from midnight till the early morning hours -- had been checked in the last three nights.