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Every Metro to have women security guards

Every Metro to have women security guards
Lecherous males trying to misbehave with women on board crowded Metro trains could find themselves collared and fined by women paramilitary officers posing as passengers.

Around four women officers of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) would be on board each Metro train, dressed in civvies and mingling among the passengers.

Once they catch a male trying to misbehave, he would be caught and fined Rs 250 and handed over to the Metro police, CISF spokesperson Hemendra Singh said.

While the move to deploy women CISF officers on Metro trains was introduced last July, the drive has been intensified by deploying more such officers on the trains since the 16 December horrific gangrape, Singh said.

The brutal gangrape and torture of a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist on a moving bus in south Delhi and her subsequent death due to grievous injuries has sparked widespread protests in the national capital and elsewhere with demands for stricter anti-rape laws and more security for women.

Ten teams of CISF women officers, each comprising four members including a sub-inspector, would board Metro trains at random stations, mingle among the crowd and check for incidents of harassment of women, the official added. The women officers would be deployed on the 200 Metro trains between 8 pm and 11 pm every day.
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