Within nine minutes, the police reached the spot and arranged safe transportation for the girls to their homes.
Responding swiftly to an SOS sent by a woman on Disha App, police arrested a person who allegedly tried to sexually assault her in the early hours of Friday.
A couple who travelled in the same compartment along with her, hired an auto for Meenakshi to go to her friend’s house in Delhi for Rs 400.
Addressing the media at police headquarters in Mangalagiri on Friday, the DGP said the police department has bagged 130 awards in various fields of policing since 2019.
The girl was traced within six minutes of the police receiving a complaint through the app.
It was raining heavily at the time and even the nearest mechanic shop failed to repair the car.
As per statistics obtained from the department, as of August 15, the Disha control rooms in all 18 police units have received a total of 3,10,782 SoS calls.
The actor said that the Andhra Pradesh government introduced Disha Act and app for the safety of women.
Her sister and nephew tried to rescue her but also suffered burns in the process. An SoS alert was sent through the Disha app and police rushed to the spot and shifted them to a hospital.
On August 16, 2021, Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita had handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the 20-year-old who was murdered in public in Guntur.
Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy appealed to the police department to create awareness on how the Disha App can be used in times of danger to women across the State.
Within five minutes after the message reached them, Narasaraopet Two Town CI Venkatrao and his team reached the spot and rescued her.
It is people’s individual and collective responsibility to raise awareness regarding protection and development of women, DGP Gautam Sawang said.
On the directions of Guntur rural SP Vishal Gunni, the police conducted a decoy operation to check the functioning of Disha App on Tuesday.
The application, which was launched in February last year, had been downloaded by around 15 lakh till June 20 this year.