102 miscreants held for harassing women on MG Road
Women constables of the Gurgaon police were deployed in plain clothes on MG Road to check eve-teasing. The move was part of the police’s initiative -- Romeo-Free Campaign -- that aims to make the city safer.gurgaon Updated: Oct 12, 2015 01:11 IST
The Gurgaon police on Saturday arrested 102 miscreants from MG Road for allegedly harassing women.
Police officials had been deployed across the mall mile in civil uniform as part of a special anti-harassment drive.
All miscreants were taken to MG Road police post and were arrested under Section 107/151 of the CrPc. Those arrested also include seven women.
The squad was led by Dhaarna Yadav, ACP Sadar, and a team led by SHO of Sector 29 police station.
The drive is part of the city police’s initiative to provide a safe environment to women in Gurgaon by dedicating a special squad to check crime against women in the city. The squad keeps a watch on vulnerable spots and sensitive areas, especially during rush hours so such kind of criminal activities are curbed, the police said.
The squad is keeping an eye on people every Saturday night from 11am to 3 am as part of the Romeo Free Campaign. The squad travels in buses, jeeps, autos and taxis during the day. The culprits are apprehended and action is taken against them at the earliest, the police said.
Surprisingly, some of the youngsters who were arrested passed comments on the women cops that had been deployed outside malls.
All those who have been arrested under the drive have been held in a room, which has been named ‘Majnu Ghar’.
ACP (Sadar) Dharna Yadav in-charge of the anti-squad team said, “The safety of women is one of the top priorities of our department. Women being subjected to any kind of harassment will not be tolerated. Police stations have been asked to form squads that will work in crowded places, and an eye on revellers. We will not spare anyone found misbehaving with women.”
The drive comes after Haryana director general of police (DGP) Yash Pal Singal visited the first women police station in Gurgaon in August prompting the commissioner of police (CP) to announce the formation of the team.
“Families have stopped visiting the MG Road after 10pm. We will ensure that the place becomes safer for families and women again. The teams are being supervised by me. We will ensure a better place for women,” said Yadav.