60 SHE Teams for Cyberabad to Prevent Crimes against Women

Teams in mufti to keep an eye on 200 hotspots in Cyberabad; to be equipped with spy cams to gather evidence

Published: 24th December 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Sixty SHE teams will be introduced in Cyberabad police commissionerate limits from Wednesday to prevent eve-teasing and stalking of women and to ensure their safety.

“After Abhaya rape case in Madhapur in October 2013, we have taken up five-pronged strategy to ensure safety of women IT employees at the IT corridor who number up to 70,000. Now these measures are being extended to entire Cyberabad police commissionerate limits which is spread over 3,700 sq km,” Cyberabad police commissioner CV Anand said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Each SHE team will have SI/ASI rank officer, Special Operations Team (SOT) and women constables. She teams will be in mufti and spread themselves out in the 200 hot spots identified in Cyberabad. Each team will be provided with spy cams  to film the acts against women as evidence.

“We are using spy cams, as without evidence everyone will deny their acts of teasing or stalking women.

After recording, persons will be taken into custody and counselling will be done on the spot and also at police headquarters along with their family members.

Finger prints and personal data will also be collected to keep a watch on them even in the future,” explained Anand.

A Crime Against Women (CAW) Cell was launched on Tuesday at Cyberabad police commissionerate to monitor SHE team activities. Counselling sessions, collection of finger prints and personal data, monitoring the progress of cases registered and coordination of SHE teams will be done by the cell.

SHE Teams will conduct awareness campaigns in all IT companies, colleges and schools.

Stickers will be pasted in autos, cabs and RTC buses about SHE teams. These posters and pamphlets will be distributed at all public places, colleges and schools.  Rama Rajeswari, DCP Malkajgiri, who will also lead the SHE teams in Cyberabad, Kartikeya, Madhapur DCP and V Mamata of Women Forum of Cyberabad Security Council were present at the press conference.

“The safety of women in IT corridor will be given special attention, 10 out of the 60 SHE Teams will move exclusively in the IT corridor,” Anand said.

Police are also taking steps to bring all private transport vehicles like cabs, autos under their surveillance.

“There are about 13,500 cabs in Cyberabad limits. We have instructed all cab owners to get registered with police. Details of about 12,673 cabs have been entered in Cyberabad traffic police data base. Nearly 8,205 cabs have been issued with police verified stickers.

We aim to complete the registration of all cabs by January 1,”  Anand said.

Forty RTC buses covering the entire corridor are also being introduced. Over 325 new trips are planned with one bus per every 10 minutes. Nine new checkposts and five IT corridor patrols are also introduced.

Society for Cyberabad Security Council has 47 CCTVs at the IT corridor  and 250-300 more CCTVs will be installed and the state government has allotted `30 crore for the project.


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