Jamshedpur: The City police have decided to crack the whip on those indulging in obscene acts in public places.
In a major step towards teaching lessons to the youths lover’s were made to kneel down in front of police personnel as the constables wielded baton for allegedly kissing and cuddling in public places.
Several girls and boys were taken into custody during a drive at Jubilee Park today for indecent behavior at the park. The youths were warned and were released later on.
During the raid which continued for one hour from 11 am today, in all three couples were nabbed by the raiding team which include the officer-in-charge of Mahila Thana, Priyanka Anand, four lady constables and as many male constables.
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.
Concerned over the rising cases of abuse the drive was launched to keep a check on incidents of rape, murder or kidnapping of young girls.
“Blamed it on the influence of western culture but the people were annoyed with such activities. Their public display of love has turned as discomfort for others.
Moreover with rising cases of assault on woman on rise we need to keep vigil on youths. We have decided to launch a sustained drive against such nuisance,” noted a police official.
An official said that the police have launched a drive to the check the menace. There are also reports of anti-social elements capturing the lovers in their mobile cameras and blackmailing them later on.
“We have been receiving complains about girls being ditched or blackmailed by their lovers after they went on a date.
There are also reports of anti-social elements capturing the lovers in their mobile cameras and misusing it. We want to protect such girls and have launched the drive in view of such activities,” noted the police officer.
He went on to add that police constable will be deployed at different public places to keep a vigil on such activities.
He 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.
“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 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.