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Report on sexual harassment of women at workplace sought

Report on sexual harassment of women at workplace sought

New Delhi: The Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC) has asked districts, units of Delhi Police to submit an annual report of complaints regarding sexual harassment of women at the workplace.

Police sources told Millennium Post that the letter which came from the officer of the Special Commissioner of Police Women Safety, SPUWAC and SPUNER reads that they seek a report on the complaints regarding the sexual harassment of women handled by Internal Complaints Committee.

"The details include the cases filed by women police personnel about any sexual harassment they faced at the workplaces and the probe was done in the case by investigating agency," said police sources.

The sources further claimed that the report was earlier seek in January.

"The requisite annual report for the year 2018 as asked is still awaited. The same may please be sent to this office immediately for taking further necessary action into the matter were the contents of the letter," sources further disclosed.

Sources further claimed that the letter was sent to all DCsP, districts, units excepts DCsP of three districts Outer-North, Rohini, South, IGIA, P&L, Special branch, RP Bhawan, SPUWAC, PCR, PTC/Jharoda Kalan, Cyber Cell, Anti Riot cell, 2nd,4th,5th and 7th Battalions of Delhi Armed Police.

There is a possibility that the data bank of such cases being created by the unit.

According to SPUWAC, if the person is facing unwelcome sexual gestures or behaviour or being subjected to sexually coloured remarks, physical contact and advances, shown pornography, or are sexual favours being demanded. That person should file a written complaint with anti-sexual harassment committee of your office and report to police.

"The police can take legal action as per law. An FIR can be registered against the offender(s) on the basis of your complaint or the Sexual Harassment Committee of your office/organisation and culprits can be arrested and prosecuted," claimed SPUWAC.

The objectives of the Internal Complaint Committee to prevent sexual harassment of women at the workplace, to develop a policy against sexual harassment of women at the institute, to create an environment to deter any sexual harassment.

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