Police wake up to speed up registration of drivers

Published: 24th October 2013 10:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2013 10:14 AM   |  A+A-

A day after two rapists were arrested for the gang-rape of a techie, the Cyberabad police on Wednesday decided on a series of steps to make the region safe and secure for women and instil confidence among them.

They will soon hold a meeting with techies under the umbrella organisation, Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC), to discuss problems faced by working women. Commissioner CV Anand said, “We are going to have a meeting to review the IT corridor’s security aspects. We are going to brainstorm and review various case details and evidences.” An educational campaign to sensitise the public is also in the pipeline. The police are learnt to have approached the APSRTC, requesting it to increase bus frequency in Cyberabad.

All establishments too will have to set up cameras on their premises. The one major step would be issuance of an official notification informing all auto-rickshaws, cabs, seven-seater rickshaws and their drivers to register with the police. Though the process has been on for a while, especially post-Nikhil More episode earlier this year, officials admitted the procedure lacked uniformity and was not upto date.

“We have been talking with auto-rickshaw unions in the last few days and we are going to issue a notification so that it becomes mandatory for them to give us the information,” sources said. Meanwhile, the rapists, V Sathish (30) and N Venkateswarlu (28) were produced before the Miyapur Court. The Cyberabad police, who sought two-day custody of the accused, were granted the same by the court which also sent the duo to 14-day remand. Asked about the responsibility of Manoj Agarwal, the rapists’ employer and in whose car the duo kidnapped the techie, Anand said it would be looked into. According to officials, 24 cases have been filed under the Nirbhaya Act  in Cyberabad this year.


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