64,101 eve teasers, anti-so­cial el­e­ments de­tained in na­tional cap­i­tal since 2016

Millennium Post - - City - ABHAY SINGH

NEW DELHI: In three years, as many as 64,101 per­sons de­tained for eve-teas­ing or any other anti-so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties like stalk­ing from dif­fer­ent parts of the na­tional Cap­i­tal.

Since 2016, city po­lice reg­is­tered around 2,084 cases of eve-teas­ing. Ac­cord­ing to Delhi Po­lice un­der Op­er­a­tion Shish­tachar, women po­lice of­fi­cers, dressed in plain clothes de­ployed at busy places like mar­kets, metro sta­tions, cin­ema halls and buses to keep watch on eve-teasers and an­ti­so­cial el­e­ments.

"Cul­prits are ap­pre­hended and taken to po­lice sta­tion for fur­ther ac­tion," po­lice claimed.

The Delhi Po­lice data claimed that last year un­der op­er­a­tion Shish­tachar, as many as 18,717 per­sons were de­tained.

"Around 569 cases of eveteas­ing also re­ported in 2018," po­lice data claimed.

In 2017, around 621 cases un­der this head of crime against of women were re­ported.

"Around 15,777 per­sons de­tained and in 10,284 cases, the fam­ily mem­bers of the cul­prit were called to the po­lice sta­tion for counselling," claimed Delhi Po­lice.

Po­lice claimed that cases of eve-teas­ing de­clined by 8.37 per cent in the last two years.

In the year 2016, 29,607 per­sons put through counselling un­der this scheme and 894 cases of eve-teas­ing re­ported with city po­lice.

Ac­cord­ing to Delhi Po­lice, they im­parted self-de­fence tech­niques to em­power women and girls.

In self de­fence train­ing, tech­niques of mar­tial arts and how to make use of things like Du­patta, Pen and Hand­bags to pro­tect them­selves from at­tacks by anti-so­cial el­e­ments were taught.

Delhi Po­lice also used tech­nol­ogy to curb Crime Against Women (CAW) by in­tro­duc­ing Him­mat Plus mo­bile safety ap­pli­ca­tion for women on an­droid smart­phones, in order to pro­vide im­me­di­ate po­lice as­sis­tance in the event of any emer­gent sit­u­a­tion that may arise any­time, any­where.

The Delhi Po­lice also started gen­der sen­si­ti­za­tion ses­sions for boys in schools and col­leges.

Dur­ing the year, more than 30,000 boys/stu­dents have been sen­si­tized in over 80 schools and col­leges.

"Dis­tricts en­sured con­certed ac­tion against drink­ing in pub­lic places which of­ten acts as a pre­cur­sor to the crime against women. In 2018, 33,873 per­sons ar­rested for this of­fence," Delhi Po­lice an­nual re­port claimed.

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