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Delhi Police denies Uttar Pradesh-like anti-Romeo squads in Capital

The Delhi Police Spokesperson Denied Having Any Initiative Akin To The UP One As Of Now.

PTI | Updated on: 25 Mar 2017, 11:55:40 PM
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New Delhi:

Amid the buzz that Delhi Police is mulling introduction of anti-Romeo squads like those of Uttar Pradesh police, the force has discarded the speculation.

There were reports that the force is mulling a proposal to introduce women squads to patrol the areas which render women on scooters vulnerable.

The Delhi police spokesperson denied having any initiative akin to the UP one as of now.

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“There is no such squad or move in the offing as of now.  Delhi Police is sensitive towards the issue of women safety and anti-stalking measures,” said Special Commissioner of Police (Operations) Dependra Pathak, also the chief spokesperson of the force.

Delhi Police had started an initiative ‘Operation Shishtachar’ in which women officers in plainclothes deployed in buses and at crowded places used to catch men, found harassing women when BS Bassi was the police chief.

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These men would then be counselled by religious gurus against indulging in such activities but the initiative lost the steam later.

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First Published : 25 Mar 2017, 11:06:00 PM