“There is nothing to be afraid of. The way they acted today, They just wanted to make a spectacle so people get scared. They want to create a sense of panic among people to quell protests completely.”
The women patrolling team will take rounds around the area in two time slots – from 11 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm when school shut and young girls leave school to go home and secondly when women and girls come out to visit parks in the evening, DCP said.
While the Delhi police have officially reported a decline in criminal cases, the capital is yet to be absolved from the tag of Rape Capital of the country.
“Never drive men and women in uniform to the wall and let them lose faith in their own service and own seniors,” Kiran Bedi said.
Delhi Police have deployed as many as 18 all-women patrolling teams including 36 officers to sensitize women about SOS application.
The cops also spread awareness on the new emergency number 112.
An FIR for the alleged offences of cheating (section 420), criminal intimidation (section 506) and criminal conspiracy (section 120B) under the Indian Penal Code 1860 was lodged against the woman on March 3.
“Armed forces are entering houses at night, picking up boys, ransacking houses, deliberately spilling rations on the floor, mixing oil with rice, etc.” activist Shehla Rashid had commented.
In a matter of a few weeks, two cases of sexual crimes against women by the constables of Delhi Police have been registered.
Most of the drivers come from lower income groups and hence, are prone to a patriarchal mindset. Thus, they need thorough gender sensitisation.
“We now have 145 TVS Jupiter scooters for female police personnel. This year, we have covered all districts. Apart from this, 122 scooters are used by Special Branch personnel for passport verification. We will add more with time.”
Delhi already has Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC) which focuses on cases/matters related to women and children and matrimonial disputes.
The university also held an anti-ragging meeting recently to discuss ways to better equip itself against cases of ragging within colleges.