Soon, the roadside Romeos of Delhi will have to tackle blows from commando-trained women police of the Northeast.
137 girls from the Northeast were recruited by the Delhi Police. They will be deployed in flying squads after their commando training. At present, the girls are undergoing basic police training in New Delhi.
Robin Hibu, Inspector-General of Delhi Police said, ‘When I visited them in the police training school, most of them expressed their willingness to join the commando training course and join the flying squads on Delhi streets to check the crime against women including dealing with roadside Romeos.’
Robin Hibu hails from Arunachal Pradesh. He is the nodal officer of the special Delhi Police Unit for Northeast people. The special unit was constituted in February last year after the death of Arunachal Pradesh’s teenager Nido Tania in a hate crime in 2014. The special unit looks into cases involving people from the region.
‘Many of the girls are doing very well in the tough training. I provided them with some tips on how to get used to the life in the metros. I hope they will do very well when they are deployed in their duties,’ said Hibu.
Northeasterns in New Delhi
More than seven lakh people from the Northeast live in the national capital for studies, jobs and business and other work. Areas like Munirka, Safdurjung, Kotla, Jamia, Janakpuri, Mukherjee Nagar, Civil Lines, Mahipalpur, Vasant Vihar etc have a huge Northeast population and the flying squads will soon be deployed in these areas.
The Special Unit for Northeast
The special police unit’s helpline (1093) has received about 1500 calls during the year, seeking police help. The cases are related to murder/attempt to murder, rape/attempt to rape, molestation, eve-teasing, racial abuse, dispute over salaries and quarrels with landlords, among others.
Source: The Telegraph Northeast Metro