Delhi Police step up game to prevent untoward incidents during IITF
Delhi Police is all set to take tough action against antisocial elements and have taken an initiative to start an online FIR lodging application at the ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF). Till Tuesday, 12 FIRs related to snatching have been registered online at the trade fair venue while in 2014 around 263 FIR’s were registered manually by the police.
These cases which will be registered with the police posted at the venue will be worked out within the stipulated time that is till November 27 and will be transferred to the nearest police station. The initiative has been launched with the aim of making the registration of FIRs a hassle free process for the visitors, confirmed a senior police official. The idea behind the online registration of FIRs is to reduce the waiting time. Police have set up temporary police posts at the Pragati Maidan to facilitate the registration process.
According to the senior police official, once the trade fair is over, the pending cases will be transferred to the Tilak Marg police station.
The official further stressed that the problem of eve-teasing has been a persistent cause of concern for the police department with more than 100 cases coming in daily for the past few years. The official further added that an individual Investigating Official (IO) will be appointed to solve these cases. The trade fair which started on Saturday is expected to witness a footfall of around 50,000 to 60,000 and after 18 November, the footfall is expected to increase up to 70,000, while on weekends, it may cross over one lakh visitors.
With the footfall of visitors expected to increase after the business days come to an end, the police are gearing up to extend vigilance for the safety of women. Women constables dressed as civilians will patrol the entire area which is divided into sectors. Constables from the Parivartan cell have also been deployed for the prevention of eve-teasing and molestation cases.