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Over 600 spots isolated, unsafe for women

Friday, 21 March 2014 - 10:25am IST | Agency: dna

In a survey undertaken across the city, the police have marked out more than 600 spots that are unsafe for women and police stations have been directed to take necessary steps to avoid any untoward incident at these places.

"After the Shakti Mills gangrape case, a dedicated police team was set up to identify isolated places that could be used as a den by anti-social elements," said a senior police official.

He said that a survey listed 272 such spots. But after some faults were found with the survey procedure, another study was conducted and this revealed more than 600 places.

Then police commissioner Satyapal Singh had said that ensuring security measures on private properties that were abandoned due to disputes was the responsibility of the owners and the court receivers.

"Those who own properties that lie neglected must inform the police about these places as the onus to ensure security there is on them and they don't want this," the official said.

Dhananjay Kamlakar, joint commissioner of police (law and order), said all police stations had been instructed what requires to be done to ensure that no untoward incidents occur in such places.

"For instance, if there are no lights in the area the police must get the BMC and BEST to fix the issue," Kamlakar said.

He will undertake a review of the steps taken in this regard shortly.

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