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UP’s Anti-Romeo Squad’s 2 months Data: 538 FIRs, 1,264 Legal Actions & 3,38,344 youth let off with warning

May,30,2017:

Over seven lakh people at more than two lakh spots including malls, markets, outside schools, colleges, bus and railway stations.

Anti Romeo drive
Anti Romeo drive                                          Pic by hindustantimes.com

Anti-Romeo Squads, which undertook a massive exercise to check the eve-teasing at the public places, lodged 538 cases and initiated the legal action against 1,264 people in Uttar Pradesh in past two months.

According to an official release, 3,38,344 people, mostly youths, were let off with the warnings by squads of policemen.

During period between March 22 and May 28, squads questioned over seven lakh people at more than two lakh spots including the malls, the markets, outside schools, colleges and educational institutions, bus and railway stations.

Anti-Romeo squads, a poll promise of BJP, were set up Yogi Adityanath Government soon after coming to power with an aim to ensure the safety of women, especially young girls.

Squad had also attracted criticism from some quarters after the visuals of the policemen targeting the young boys and girls were shown on TV and on social media.

At a few places in State, some youths were made to do the sit-ups at the busy crossings holding their ears and taking the pledge not to indulge in ther eve-teasing.

Government, later issued the strict instructions to Police and Anti-Romeo squads to exercise restraint, saying things like shaving of the heads or blackening of face should not be done or the innocent people harassed.

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