Cops crack down on mo­lesters, round up around 60 hooli­gans

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

The Navi Mum­bai po­lice has cracked down on mo­lesters in t he city with drives be­ing con­ducted on two con­sec­u­tive days in Pan­vel.

On Wed­nes­day, the Pan­vel po­lice rounded up 60 hooli­gans and took them to the po­lice sta­tion.

In an­other drive on Thurs­day, the po­lice caught four peo­ple. Po­lice have said that they will in­ten­sify the drive in the com­ing days.

T he drive comes in t he wake of po­lice com­mis­sioner Prab­hat Ran­jan in­struct­ing the po­lice sta­tions to take steps to se­cure women in their ju­ris­dic­tion.

He has also asked them to take pre­ven­tive steps to en­sure that school and col­lege go­ing girls are not ha­rassed.

Se­nior po­lice i nspec­tor Su­nil Ba­jare said, “We have taken se­ri­ous note of the is­sue. Apart from work­ing to curb thefts, da­coity, chain snatch­ing, we have also be­gun tak­ing ac­tion against the hooli­gans on the streets.”

“On Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, we un­der­took a spe­cial drive near KV Girls School. Boys on bikes were speed­ing in the area, do­ing stunts, pass­ing com­ments at girls and cre­at­ing a scene,” added Ba­jare.

“We re­quest the par­ents to keep an eye on their kids. They need to think be­fore giv­ing them ex­pen­sive bikes and pocket money. Just as they are se­ri­ous about their jobs, they need to be se­ri­ous about what their kids are do­ing out,” said Ba­jare,

The par­ents of some of the boys who were caught were called to the po­lice sta­tion and told about the ac­tions of their chil­dren.

Some oth­ers were talked to by the po­lice them­selves.

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