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Harassed by lewd calls? Contact police anti-obscene cell

india Updated: Jun 30, 2011 00:59 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

Women in the city can now contact the Gurgaon police's anti-obscene call cell if they are being harassed by unwanted, lewd or objectionable phone calls.

Taking cue from his Delhi and Noida counterparts, Gurgaon police commissioner SS Deswal issued orders on Wednesday to set up the department to take strict action against people who make obscene phone calls to women.

“We have been getting several complaints, nearly five to six on a daily basis. A team of five police officials, headed by inspector Anirudh Chauhan, has been constituted for the purpose. Women officials of inspector, head constable and constable rank are also part of the squad. The cell will operate from the police control room, Cyber Cell. The new department will deal with complaints and take legal action against culprits,” said Deswal.

He further said the cell will work under the joint commissioner of police and DCP (headquarters).

“This step will bring relief to the all working women, housewives, school and college girls who get unwanted harassing and obscene calls,” said Deswal.

And the best part — one can register a complaint via phone on the police helpline number 100 or email on the police website or simply send an SMS. The objectionable message along with the sender's phone number can be forwarded to the officer concerned,” he added.

“This is an issue women generally do not want to share with their family. With this cell, they can contact us directly to avoid unnecessary hassles,” said Deswal.