Delhi LG issues directives for women's safety

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 2 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal on Wednesday chaired a meeting of task force on women safety and directed for digitisation of data in respect of sexual offences against women for fast track investigation of FIRs. The meeting was attended by a group of eminent experts to study, analyse root causes of offences against women in the city and recommend corrective action constituted. The study group shall submit its report within three months. The LG urged for "exemplary deterrent action" to be taken in cases of offences against women and asked the concerned officials to work towards streamlining systems of maintenance of lights in public places. He also directed to ensure that CCTVs installed at various places in Delhi are functional at all times, number of phone lines for '100' number is increased for greater coverage of distress calls and streamlining of systems of maintenance of lights in public places to be undertaken expeditiously. Some other directives issued by the LG included: Patrolling by PCR vans to be increased; Delhi Police to ensure greater visibility of policemen on roads/sensitive places and patrolling to be increased in areas with repeated complaints to serve as deterrents ; Expeditious implementation of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project for better connectivity and quick data sharing; Spl. Commissioner (Women Safety) to work on a mandatory Emergency Button in all Smart Phones. (ANI)