Police receives 1,729 calls on Holi, most from women complaining against harassment - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Police receives 1,729 calls on Holi, most from women complaining against harassment

Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon
Mar 25, 2016 07:27 PM IST

The police control room in Gurgaon received 1,729 calls on Thursday from different parts of the city. Of these, more than 380 callers were women complaining against harassment on the city streets.

The police control room in Gurgaon received 1,729 calls on Thursday from different parts of the city. Of these, more than 380 callers were women complaining against harassment on the city streets.

A representative image.(HT Photo)
A representative image.(HT Photo)

A number of women called the police complaining against men misbehaving with them on the streets or forcefully touching them and applying colours. The rest of the calls were about minor fights and scuffles and many others were spam calls where drunk youngsters kept calling the helpline number to pull pranks.

Hindustan Times - your fastest source for breaking news! Read now.

Most of the complaints were received from urban villages, including Chakkarpur, Sikanderpur, Jharsa, and also from Sector 10A and Palam Vihar.

The ten phone lines of the control room were bombarded with calls and kept the staff busy throughout the day.

“Many mischievous calls were made by drunken youths to greet police officials on the festival,” said a police officer. According to a senior police official, at several occasions, PCR vans were rushed to the spot after receiving calls, however, it turned out that the calls were pranks. After getting to the spot, police officials were greeted by youngsters wishing them Holi and saying “Bura na mano Holi hai. No action was taken against such callers.

Around 1,500 police officials were deployed across the city and at crucial points and near villages to deal with any untoward incident. The PCR staff was on its toes as they rushed to each spot after receiving distress calls. At least 300 traffic police officials were also deployed on roads and were patrolling the streets. Senior police officials too made regular visits in the city, a police officer said.

The traffic police fined 43 offenders found to be violating traffic rules. The police disclosed that 27 people were challaned for not wearing a helmet and belt and 16 were fined for rash driving.

ACP (crime) Hawa Singh said, “Every year we receive around 1,600 calls but this year it increased. About half a dozen incidents of drunken brawls and hooliganism were reported from different parts of the city. Several calls were made by the police to complaint against men trying to forcefully apply colours or throw water at them.”

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    author-default-90x90

    Leena Dhankhar has worked with Hindustan Times for five years. She has covered crime, traffic and excise. She now reports on civic issues and grievances of residents.

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On