Hathras (UP), October 18
Almost a dozen groups with over 50 police personnel are a part of the anti-Romeo squads which were reactivated in Hathras to test crimes in opposition to girls, officers stated on Sunday.
The event comes as a part of the “Mission Shakti” marketing campaign of the Uttar Pradesh authorities, which has confronted flak over a string of rape incidents, together with the alleged gangrape and demise of a 19-year-old Dalit girl right here, not too long ago.
“There are 11 police stations, together with the Mahila Thana, within the district. There are 11 anti-Romeo squads with 5 police personnel in every group. One group consists of three girls and two males personnel. These squads would regulate miscreants harassing or troubling girls and women within the district,” Hathras Superintendent of Police Vineet Jaiswal informed PTI.
The district police chief on Sunday held a gathering with all members of the squads and pressured on the necessity to put a test on crimes in opposition to girls and women.
These squads would patrol public locations like markets, the neighborhood of faculties and schools, teaching institutes, bus stands, parks, amongst others, to forestall harassment of girls and women, and indecency in opposition to them by miscreants, a police spokesperson stated.
“The squads would additionally increase consciousness amongst girls and women in regards to the helpline numbers being operated by the state authorities and the state police. For instance, they will dial 112, 181 and 1090 (girls helpline), 1076 (chief minister’s helpline), 1098 (youngster helpline), 102 and 108 (healthcare and ambulance),” the spokesperson stated.
The squads may also apprise the ladies and kids about cell phone apps just like the UP COP and the way they may very well be utilized by distressed individuals, the official added.
The anti-Romeo squads had been constituted to test stalkers and eve-teasers in Uttar Pradesh quickly after Yogi Adityanath had assumed the workplace of the chief minister in 2017.
Dealing with flak over crimes in opposition to girls within the state, Adityanath on Saturday had launched the ‘Mission Shakti’ marketing campaign that focuses on guaranteeing the security and dignity of girls and women, with a stern warning that perpetrators of crimes in opposition to females might be handled an iron hand. PTI