53 men, 3 women held under Operation Romeo
In a recent initiative called “Operation Romeo,” undertaken by the Gurgaon Police to initiate a crackdown on the troubleshooters in the Millennium City, police have booked nearly 53 more men and three women on Thursday. They were held for passing lewd comments and making obscene gestures in full public glare.
On the other hand, statistics shows that nearly 250 men and 25 women have been detained under the drive since the initiation of “Operation Romeo” on September 13. “We plan such unexpected drives every alternative day in various routes to <g data-gr-id="16">crackdown</g> the Romeo’s of Gurgaon who are responsible for creating an unnatural environment for the locals,” Dharna Yadav, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), said.
The anti-sexual harassment squad was launched on September 13, soon after the all-women police station was inaugurated in Sector 51. The squad conducts <g data-gr-id="21">drives</g> two to three times a week at different hours of the day. This initiative is a challenge to make M G Road and other disturbed corridors a safer place.
After the last drive, the miscreants were produced in a city court on Sunday and booked under Sections 107 (disturbing public tranquility) and 151 (arrests made to prevent the commission of <g data-gr-id="17">cognisable</g> offences) of the Code of Criminal Procedures. After a few drives it came to notice that the majority of the offenders were detained outside Sahara Mall, that houses <g data-gr-id="19">six night</g> clubs. Some were also arrested from outside MGF Metropolitan Mall.
“Taking note on the fact that we receive regular complaints about nuisance being created on M G Road and have had incidents of prostitution, drunken brawls and accidents because of drunk driving, such drives will continue to happen until the city becomes a safer and a better place to live in,” Rajesh Kumar, ACP, told Millennium Post.