3 lakh warnings, 500 cases: How UP’s anti-Romeo sqauds fared in 2 months
The anti-Romeo squads set up by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath have filed cases against 1,264 people.Updated: May 31, 2017 10:24 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh’s anti-Romeo squads constituted by the Yogi Adityanath government have warned about 338,000 people at 200,000 spots for inappropriate activity at public places, near girls’ school and colleges, and shopping malls, authorities have said.
The operational procedure of the squads suggests that people found loitering around should be warned at the first instance and stern action should be taken if they repeatedly indulge in similar activities.
Authorities said the data covered action taken by anti-Romeo squads between March 22 and May 28. “During this period, the police registered at least 538 cases under different sections of the IPC and initiated legal action against 1,264 people,” a communiqué from information department said.
After being charged with high-handedness during the drive, the state police are holding behavioural and sensitisation workshops for the members of these squads.
The training is focussed on a 10-point objective to improve the functioning of the squad.
The members are being asked not to indulge in moral policing and focus on curbing teasing, stalking and harassment of girls.
First Published: May 31, 2017 10:21 IST