Installed 4,388 CCTVs in Delhi for women safety: Delhi Police
Delhi Police told the Delhi High Court yesterday that they have installed around 4,388 CCTV cameras in vulnerable areas of the national capital to ensure safety and security of women. Some lawyers had filed public interest litigation (PIL) in March in this regard after a few women complained about "urine and semen-filled" balloons being hurled at them in North Campus, Delhi University. Here's more.
Lawyers demand guidelines to ensure women safety during Holi
The Delhi Police made the submission in an affidavit before a bench comprising Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao. The petitioner lawyers have sought formulation of guidelines to ensure safety and security of women during occasions such as Holi and New Year.
Forensics didn't find trace of semen on women's clothes: Police
The court had directed the Delhi Police on May 16 to indicate the status regarding the installation of CCTV cameras in the city. As for the alleged throwing of a "semen-filled balloon," the police said that forensics didn't find any trace of semen on the complainant women's clothes. Also, the "complainant didn't cooperate" and therefore, the case was marked as "untraced," they said.
Lawyers' plea demanded women PCRs, anonymous drop-box
Delhi Police said it had however arrested one person in this March in connection with the "semen-filled balloon" incident, but he was released on bail. Meanwhile, the lawyers, in their plea, have sought for setting up of women PCRs, increase in the number of women police booths, and an anonymous drop box for written complaints, claiming that complainants are often bullied and harassed.