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Jaipur’s anti-Romeo squad makes an impact, catches 160 eve-teasers in 4 months

The squad was launched in May.

February 1, 2018, 1:31 pm

anti-romeo squad jaipur flagged off

Anti-Romeo squad flagged off by police commissioner Sanjay Agarwal on Monday.

  Jaipur: The city's lady police patrolling squad, named by many as anti-Romeo squad, has made a great impact ever since it was launched with an intention to curb cases of eve-teasing across the city. The idea behind assembling this team was to ensure proper safety and security for girls and women in schools, colleges, and parks. The Jaipur police can be extremely proud of their imitative as well as the actions of this squad which has received a positive response from the citizens of the city. The squad started its work earlier this year in May and has managed to catch hold of 160 eve-teasers. Every month nearly 45 young men have been taken into custody on account of eve-teasing. Places like Central Park, Gaurav Tower, World Trade Park, Jawahar Circle, Jai Niwas garden, etc are notorious for these incidents. The squad has ensured a strong presence in such place to curb the menace of eve-teasing. Among the men caught by the squad, there are about 20% who are minors. The all-team also counsels the parents of such kids to ensure that the right message is sent across. If the thought process or behavior of such kids can be improved, the number of cases of eve-teasing will reduce. The team has also counseled parents of minor girls whenever required. The team booked 43 men in its first month of operation. In the following months of June and July, it managed to catch hold of 46 and 41 men respectively. In the month of August 31 men were arrested for this social crime which needs greater attention all over the country. The squad includes 52 female constables who put in great efforts to ensure women feel safe in the city. They use 26 scooties and patrol different parts of the city. The customary police uniform they used to wear was replaced with an all-blue uniform that makes them instantly recognizable. The squad has visited many schools and colleges and helped the girls understand the importance of using female protection apps, helpline numbers etc. whenever the needed arises.

First published: September 23, 2017