The Delhi police told the High Court that it has installed around 4,388 CCTV cameras in vulnerable areas in Delhi for the security and safety of women.
The Delhi Police made the submission in an affidavit filed in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) moved in March. The PIL was moved by some lawyers for safety of women after a few women complained about “urine and semen-filled” balloons allegedly being hurled at them in and around North Campus of Delhi University.
The court had on May 16 directed the police to indicate the status regarding installation of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the city.
The police in its affidavit has also said that in the alleged incident regarding throwing of a “urine-filled balloon” at a woman in the campus area, the “complainant did not cooperate” and therefore, the case was marked as “untraced”.
With regard to the alleged throwing of a “semen-filled balloon”, the police has said that the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) did not find any trace of semen on the complainant women’s clothes.
It said that it had arrested one person in March this year in connection with the second incident, but he was released on bail, adding that a charge sheet will be filed in the matter.
Increase in the number of women police booths and an anonymous drop box for written complaints, physical training to women are other measures the Delhi police has taken up to ensure safety for women.