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Common platform: Deputy Commissioner of Police Syed Ulfath Hussain interacting with residents of R.T. Nagar in Bangalore on Saturday.
Common platform: Deputy Commissioner of Police Syed Ulfath Hussain interacting with residents of R.T. Nagar in Bangalore on Saturday.

Staff Reporter

Residents want police to act against those creating nuisance

Bangalore: Instances of sexual harassment and eve-teasing were among the social evils that were brought up by citizens at the interactive meeting held at R.T. Nagar police station on Saturday.

Organised by Rotary Bangalore (R.T. Nagar) and the Association of North Division of Bangalore city police in R.T. Nagar, the meeting provided a common platform for police and the public to meet and share their thoughts about the state of affairs in the locality.

The response to the event was overwhelming.

The participants, especially senior citizens, orally submitted several complaints to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Division) Syed Ulfath Hussain, and sought action.

“Miscreants are harassing female students at parks and public places in R.T. Nagar, and despite complaints the police have not taken action,” alleged a member of a non-governmental organisation.

Drag race

Another member of an NGO urged the police to take action against youngsters who were allegedly using streets and roads for drag racing. From haphazard parking of BMTC buses to rude autorickshaw drivers, citizens brought up several issues to the notice of the police.

Some also alleged that the police were acting as agents of the affluent. Mr. Hussain promised to solve the problems.

He said that he would instruct police officers to intensify patrolling to curb drag race, sexual harassment and molestation.

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