Hyderabad: Mr. Mohammed Mahmood Ali., Hon Minister for Home, Govt. of Telangana, in the presence of Mr. Anjani Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad, and other senior police officers, flagged off 27 new two-wheelers at the Goshamahal Police Stadium at 1500 hours on the 19th of April 2021. A total of 60 bikes have been acquired under the Safe City Project of which Cyberabad and Rachakonda Police Commissionerates are also being issued 17 and 16 bikes each.
The addition of these unmarked bike-mounted SHE Teams personnel who will carry out incognito surveillance and also participate in outreach and branding activities on a need basis is expected to strengthen the anti-eve teasing mechanism in the city. The primary aim of SHE Teams is to make the city public spaces safe for all women and children and to reduce incidents of sexual violence against women.
Talking at the occasion, the Hon’ Minister for Home, appreciated the sustained efforts of Hyderabad SHE Teams in bringing offenders to the book and supporting the cause of women’s safety.
Mr. Anjani Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police states that this step will help in strengthening the SHE Teams’ capability of quickly responding to instances of eve-teasing in public places in larger numbers. He requested for citizens to come forward with their complaints through the various channels available like Dial 100, Whatsapp, Facebook, etc., and not to suffer in silence at any cost.
Ms. Shikha Goel, Addl. CP Crimes & SIT and SHE Teams in charge stated that since inception, SHE Teams of Hyderabad could positively impact the lives of over 8000 complaints. She lauded the brave women of Hyderabad who chose to enforce their right to public spaces free of the malaise of eve-teasing and raised their voice with the help of SHE Teams. She added that this induction of new bikes in SHE Teams will enhance the capacity of SHE Teams to reach out to victims much faster than before and also in catching hold of offenders of eve-teasing in public places.
Mr. DS.Chauhan IPS Addl. CP. L&O, Mr. AR.Srinivas, IPS Jt. CP. West Zone, Mr. M.Ramesh IPS Jt. CP. East Zone, Mr. LS.Chowhan, IPS DCP Traffic, Mr. Karunakar DCP Traffic, Mrs. P. Anasuya DCP Cyberabad, Mrs. Saleema DCP Rachakonda, and Mrs. Sirisha Raghavendra Addl. DCP She Team has attended the program.
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