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Delhi Police will drop women at home

Last Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 - 20:58

New Delhi: Delhi police will now drop women stranded in the city at their homes if they seek assistance by calling up the `100` helpline.

These and other decisions were taken by Delhi police to ensure safety of women in the capital, two days after a 30-year-old call centre employee was abducted and raped by five men while she was returning home from work.

"If any woman feels stranded, she is advised to call PCR helpline `100`. PCR van will drop her at her residence," Delhi police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said on Friday.

The Station House Officers of localities where girls from North-East live in large numbers have also been directed to meet them and sensitise them in respect of security on regular basis, he said.

"Delhi police has also intensified patrolling and checking during night on vulnerable roads," Bhagat said.

A senior police official said Special Commissioner (Crime) Ranjit Narayan will write to BPOs asking them to take necessary measures to ensure safety of their employees.

The Mizo woman, working in a Gurgaon firm, was raped on Wednesday, six days after Deputy Commissioner of police (Crime) Ashok Chand held a meeting with BPOs to ensure better security of women, especially who work in the night shift.

Delhi police had been insisting that a woman employee should be accompanied by a security guard and that cab drivers should not pick up any stranger on the way.

"Effective check and control of vehicle movement with installation of GPS system and verification of cab drivers were emphasised in the meeting. It was also stressed that they should drop the women at their doorsteps and move only after getting telephonic confirmation," the official said.

On Thursday, Joint CP (Southern Range) Amulya Patnaik also held a meeting with the representatives of BPOs and reiterated the do`s and don`ts for security of women employees.

The BPOs are being further sensitised to follow the security instructions in letter and spirit in order to ensure optimal security for women employees, the official said.


First Published: Friday, November 26, 2010 - 20:58
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