Cyberabad Police also plan to maintain a database of repeat offenders and monitor their movements
Hyderabad: Intensifying its focus on women safety, the Cyberabad Police have decided to crack a whip on eve teasers and those harassing women. For this, a rowdy sheet will be opened against those caught repeatedly harassing women. Apart from this, a database of such repeat offenders will also be created and maintained.
Following directions from Cyberabad Police Commissioner M Stephen Raveendra, Women and Children Safety Wing officials are planning to strictly enforce the law against persons found teasing and harassing girls, students and women. Though the She Teams have been counselling violators with the help of professional counselors and psychiatrists in the presence of their family members, the Commissioner had asked officials to ensure there was deterrence among eve teasers.
C Anasuya, DCP (Women and Children Safety Wing & She Teams), said several women safety measures were being planned to ensure women live and travel in a safer atmosphere. There are 11 She Teams functional across the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate.
“There has been no incident of repeated offenders as yet after them being counselled and legal action taken. Every month, nearly 100 complaints are received and all of them are attended to and disposed of on merit. As per need, cases are booked or violators are counselled,” Anasuya said.
The WCS wing has been on a continuous process of identifying and marking new hotspots from where women harassment complaints are received and preventive measures are taken. Places, where there are no complaints, are being taken off the list as well.
“Based on the complaints from women, new hotspots will be marked and necessary action will be taken. It is a continuous process and we will ensure that the eve teasers and those harassing women do not escape,” the DCP said.
Officials said those caught repeatedly or for the second time teasing, stalking or harassing women, would have rowdy sheets opened against them.
“Apart from opening a rowdy sheet on them at the local police station, their details will be saved in a database and their movements will be checked,” officials said.
The Cyberabad police requested women facing any kind of harassment to approach the She Teams by sending a message to WhatsApp No 9490617444 or to directly call the divisional She Team or Dial 100 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter (@sheteamcybd), Facebook (WomenandChildrenSafetyWing) and Instagram (womenandchildrensafetywingcybd).
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