Externment Threat To Eve-Teasers In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: Eve-teasers in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will be served externment order as part of an initiative by the Commissionerate Police to rein in crime against women and ensure their safety.

Twin City Commissioner of Police Sudhanshu Sarangi informed a show-cause notice will be issued to eve-teasers found passing lewd comments on women and if the response is unsatisfactory, ‘externment’ order will be issued.

In such cases, the miscreant will not be sent to jail but will be debarred, for at least one year, from entering the area where he was found to be indulging in anti-social activities.

The externment order is passed for those members of society whom police deem to potentially pose a threat or could cause disturbance to the peace of society.

Sarangi said this at the launch of the initiattive “Women Empowerment for Gender Sensitive Policing” in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

During the event, DGP Abhay said, “Curbing offences against women tops our priority. Apart from serious offences, non-violent crime against women like harassment or anything which makes a woman uncomfortable will be our focus area.”

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