Jamshedpur, May 6: City police today launched a drive against couples, indulging in obscenenity at Jubilee Park.
The drive started following directive of city SP Chandan Jha, was led by DSP (crime control) Jacinta Kerketta began this morning at around 11 am.“ Yes we had received complaints about youngsters indulging on obscene behaviours at the park in the morning and following directive from senior officials today I visited the spot along with police personnel and chased the couples away from the park,” said Jacinta Kerketta.
Directives have also been issued to the Mahila Thana at Sakchi and to both Sakchi and Bistupur police stations to do rounds of the park regularly and take action against those couples who create obscenity at the public place.
The city police will no longer be silent spectators to young lovers having fun at public places and parks unmindful of the people around. The policemen in plain clothes, with baton and torch will move around in the parks to guard the girls. In addition to this police patrolling will be increased at weekends at the park areas.
“We have been receiving regular complaints. Eve-teasing cases have witnessed an increase at the picnic spots so much so that the district women cell of the police has planned to work in coordination with the respective local police stations to prevent incidents of eve-teasing in the picnic spots,” said an official of the district women’s cell. The girls who were in the police net were in their teens, one of them just 14-year-old, and the men were aged between 22 to 27 years.
She said as today being the maiden day of such a drive, they called in the parents of both the girls and the men at the police station, where those in custody will be placed before the parents for getting the latter to know exactly what their wards are doing.
“We have decided to continue with the drive and from the next time we may prosecute those who will be nabbed while creating obscenity in the park, which is a public place,” the lady officer said.
Sources said at the time as the police team reached the park there were as many as 30 couples of young women and men sitting under the trees of the park. Many of the couples had left the park having seen a police party, all in uniform, approaching toward them.
According to a private security guard posted at the Jubilee Park, the girls come to the park with faces wrapped with a cloth by sitting pillion rider with her boy-friend who put on a helmet.
Many of the girls come with school bags, indicating that they are students. A police official advised the youths not to indulge in obscenity in public places and warned them that police personnel have been deputed at all public places to keep a watch on their movements.