Top cop sen­si­tises stu­dents about sex­ual abuse

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­

“So­cial me­dia have be­come a part of every­one’s life th­ese days. How­ever, we will have to be ex­tra care­ful while us­ing it as any­one can tar­get stu­dents, es­pe­cially girls, through this,” said He­mant Na­grale, po­lice com­mis­sioner of Navi Mum­bai.

He was speak­ing to the stu­dents of Mod­ern Col­lege at Vashi on Fri­day. The sem­i­nar was part of the on­go­ing month-long pro­gramme, PACT (Pre­ven­tion of Abuse of Chil­dren and Teens).

The po­lice chief ex­plained sex­ual and drug abuses to the stu­dents in de­tail and told them what sort of pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures they should take for get­ting rid of such men­aces.

“If any­one starts ha­rass­ing a girl, she should in­form her par­ents and the po­lice im­me­di­ately. Such is­sues should be fin­ished at the first stage. Like­wise, the stu­dents should also be care­ful about pos­si­ble honey trap and con­se­quent blackmailing and sex­ual ex­ploita­tions by on­line or off­line cul­prits,” he said.

“The school and col­lege stu­dents are also vul­ner­a­ble to nar­cotics as var­i­ous gangs try to tar­get them to cre­ate their mar­kets. Such el­e­ments should not be en­ter­tained at any cost. Nar­cotics have spoilt sev­eral bright stu­dents’ lives,” he said.

Na­grale also told the stu­dents about the ex­ist­ing laws to pre­vent such abuses.

Sev­eral se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers in­clud­ing Prashant Khaire, deputy com­mis­sioner of city (zone 1), Ajayku­mar Landge, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Vashi po­lice sta­tion were also present in the event.

“As a part of the month long pro­gramme, po­lice sta­tions are or­gan­is­ing such sem­i­nars Po­lice com­mis­sioner He­mant Na­grale speaks to the stu­dents of Mod­ern Col­lege at Vashi.

at the schools and col­leges in their ju­ris­dic­tion. Due to lack of aware­ness sev­eral stu­dents have fallen vic­tim to sex­ual ex­ploita­tions. There­fore, we have de­cided to reach out to th­ese chil­dren and sen­si­tise them about the prob­lems they may face in their lives,” Khaire said.

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