To protect girls and women from eve teasers the District Superintendent of Police (SP) P Viswa Prasad launched two SHE teams at Mahabubnagar, Shadnagar on 3rd April 2015.
Speaking on the occasion, the SP said that the SHE teams would start functioning in the cities of Mahabubnagar and Shadnagar. He stated that each SHE team will comprise one Sub-Inspector, a head constable and one woman constable. “Each member of the team would be equipped with a camera and a smartphone,” he added.
Vishwa Prasad said that the SHE teams would keep an eye on suspects at shopping malls, women’s hostels, educational institutions and movie theatres. He pointed out that members of SHE teams would catch eve-teasers red-handed after video recording of their misbehavior with girls and women.
The SP said that the first time offenders would be let off after conducting counseling. “However, cases would be filed against repeated offenders under the Nirbhaya Act,” he added.
SHE teams launched at Tandur Division
District Superintendent of Police (SP) Srinivas said that SHE teams were set up to protect girls and women from eve-teasers. SP and ASP Chandana Deepthi launched two SHE teams for Tandur division here on Friday. Srinivas said that each SHE team would comprise five women constables. He pointed out that SHE teams will move in civil clothes at educational institutions, temples, shopping malls and movie theatres.
“SHE teams will record eve-teasers misbehavior with girls and women with camera or smartphones and later nab them on the spot,” he added. SP said that drop boxes were set up at every police station premises so that victims facing eve-teasing can drop their complaints. He stated that police would probe the matter based on the complaint. The ASP asked the girls and women to be cautious against eve-teasers.