The 60 She Teams performing silent decoy operations in Cyberabad Police Commissionerate to protect women from eve-teasers, have caught 264 offenders, including 15 minors and 233 majors, during the last three months.
Of the 233 major offenders, 185 were aged between 18 and 30, 33 were aged between 30 and 40, 11 offenders were aged between 40 and 50 and four were over 50 years of age. Out of a total of 228 cases, 179 were of petty nature and 47 FIRs were registered.
According to a statement from the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate, all the offenders were being counselled along with their parents by professional counsellors at Crime Against Women (CAW) Cell, CPO, Gachibowli. Of the total of 264 offenders, 50 were in remand. Most of the accused are around 20 years old and are students. A few of them are around 35 years. During last two weeks, 40 cases have been reported in which 50 were booked. On Saturday, counseling was held for 41 offenders and nine of them were cooling their heels in jail.
Most of the eve-teasers have repented about their mischievous act and realizing the necessity of respecting women after an hour of counseling session. Parents were appreciating the initiative taken by Cyberabad She Teams. Half of the complaints are received through Whatsapp Citizen Connectivity Program i.e. 9490617444, through a small message for which our teams are responding effectively and immediately, the Cyberabad police said. (NSS)