Delhi gangrape galvanises authorities in Panchkula
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Close on the heels of the Delhi gangrape case, the Panchkula district administration on Thursday issued directions asking for deployment of police personnel in "eve-teasing prone" areas.
Police has been asked to intensify patrolling outside the schools.
The directions were issued on Thursday by Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, Ashima Brar, at a meeting of the district road safety committee. Brar ordered the police department and secretary, regional transport authority, Panchkula, to ensure safety and security of the people using different types of transportation especially women.
The police has been asked to ensure the regular checking of school buses, taxies and auto-rickshaws in the city.
The administration has directed the police to ensure that at night, patrolling by police control room (PCR) van be increased in all the urban and rural markets as well as bus stands. The patrolling has been specifically asked to be intensified in the district particularly outside the educational institutions.
"The police personnel, along with lady constables, be deployed in civil clothes at the places prone to eve-teasing and misbehaviour with girls," Brar told the officers in the meeting. The police has also been asked to appoint a nodal officer for creating awareness among women and girls about steps for their safety and security.
The local police has also been asked to display telephone and mobile number of PCR and the Nodal officer at educational institutions, markets, bus stands, taxi and auto-rickshaw stands.
Police officials were also asked to take immediate action after receiving "any complaint from women and girls regarding eve-teasing, misbehaviour, sexual harassment." They have been asked to attend to women-related complaints on priority.
Also the police officials have been asked that vehicles of any type with tinted glasses, curtains and an unauthorised red and blue beacon atop should be challaned and action be taken against the defaulters.
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