Launched on August 3, Delhi Police initiative, Shishtachar –against eve-teasing and stalking has led to the detention of more than 2400 and arrest of over 370 people in 20 days.
“Most of the offenders were nabbed from areas near the shopping malls- mostly located at Netaji Subhash Place and Pitampura. There are a few Delhi University colleges in areas under the jurisdiction of northwest Delhi too and some offenders were found targeting women there. We alerted our men posted near the colleges.” said Sanjay Singh, JCP Northern Range.
Most detentions- a total of 831 till August 23 took place in South Delhi. Areas such as Mehrauli and Malviya Nagar have also seen high detention count due to the heavy migrant population residing there. Security has been tightened around South Campus, Dhaula Kuan and Vasant Vihar which see a large student population on a daily basis.
The Delhi Police and the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) on Wednesday signed an MoU for setting up rooftop solar energy systems on police establishments in the capital.
Terming the Delhi Police as always in the forefront in adopting new technology and innovative practices in all spheres of its working, Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik thanked the New and Renewable Energy Sources Ministry in facilitating this MOU which will go a long way in making Delhi green.
He hoped that this project would be completed soon in a phased manner with active cooperation between the two agencies.
Lauding the initiative of Delhi Police in adopting this green initiative in sync with the vision of Central government, New and Renewable Energy Sources Secretary Anand Kumar said that solar energy is economical as well as environmental friendly.
He emphasized that this is a landmark beginning in the country’s capital where the premier police force has come forward to adopt solar power technology all across its establishments, which will not only reduce their electricity bill but also further the cause of ‘Clean Energy’ in the city.