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Anti-Romeo squads: Lucknow police to act against those harassing women

The Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday issued orders to constitute an “anti-Romeo squad” in 11 districts of the Lucknow zone to prevent harassment of women, as the BJP had promised during the Assembly polls in its ‘sankalp patra’.

lucknow Updated: Mar 21, 2017 19:42 IST
BJP chief Amit Shah had promised setting up of ‘Anti-Romeo squads’ to protect women and girls while campaigning ahead of the state assembly election in Uttar Pradesh.
BJP chief Amit Shah had promised setting up of ‘Anti-Romeo squads’ to protect women and girls while campaigning ahead of the state assembly election in Uttar Pradesh.(HT FIle Photo)

The Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday issued orders to constitute an “anti-Romeo squad” in 11 districts of the Lucknow zone to prevent harassment of women, as the BJP had promised during the Assembly polls in its ‘sankalp patra’.

“In a bid to check incidents of eve-teasing and passing of comments on them (women and girls), ‘anti-romeo dal’ would be constituted at the police station levels and action under Goonda Act taken against wrongdoers,” IG (Lucknow Zone) A Satish Ganesh said.

The Lucknow zone comprises 11 districts adjoining the state capital.

The IG directed the police to effectively check crime against women, arrest criminals carrying rewards, follow up on cases lodged under the Gangster Act, check activities of land mafia and curb the sale of illicit liquor.

The BJP’s “sankalp patra” during the Assembly polls promised constitution of “anti-Romeo” squads for checking eve-teasing besides checking activities of land mafia and cow slaughter.

The IG’s order also said that attempts should be made to check cow slaughter and cattle smuggling effectively and those involved should be booked.

The IG said that in cases where investigation is complete, final report should be submitted in court and review of heinous crimes made so that those involved are sent behind bars.