Mumbai Police Takes Measures To Control Eve-teasing During Navratri

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The Mumbai police along with its counterparts in Navi Mumbai will keep a watchful eye to ensure law and order is upheld during the Navratri celebrations

Written By Prachi Mankani | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The Mumbai police along with its counterparts in neighbouring Navi Mumbai is geared up to ensure law and order during the Navratri celebrations are upheld. They will reportedly keep a close watch for "eve-teasers". As per a top Mumbai police official, officers in plainclothes will be present at the celebration venues and will keep a keen eye on the crowd, especially youths.

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Security apparatus during festivals

DCP (Zone XI) Mohan Dahikar said that,

"During such festivals, we make every effort to ensure security and law and order. The safety of people is our priority. We will take strict action against those found indulging in eve-teasing or indecent acts, As far as Garba venues are concerned,"

To ensure security, CCTV cameras will be placed inside and outside the venues. The officials will also patrol different locations and anti-Romeo squads will keep a tab on such miscreants, he added.

DCP Zone 12 Dr. DS Swami said,

"Men and women police personnel will be posted at the Garba venues in plainclothes. We will increase patrolling in our jurisdiction and keep a tab on anti-social elements."

Anil Deshmukh, the senior inspector from Vashi police station, said there are four big mandals in the area and the police have set up anti-Romeo squads.

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Eve-teasing incidents

In a recent incident, a man took to Twitter and requested the police to take action against a crowd gathering opposite Monarch Nagar building JB Nagar, Andheri East. The man stated that the group gathers every day and eve teases leading to fights in the vicinity. These incidents are the reasons for such vigil security. To offer added security, Garba mandals have been asked to install CCTV cameras inside the pandals and also at prime locations along the roads, sources said. Notably, it was reported that during the Ganpati festivities last year, such incidents were recorded in some parts of Mumbai.

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(With Inputs from PTI)

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