Now, Mumbai's sex-education-unfriendly cops to unleash crackdown against lovers

Satyapal Singh

Couples found meeting in isolated places in Mumbai may land in trouble if a recent directive from the Police Commissioner is implemented.

Police described the move as a "preventive" step aimed at saving such couples from becoming victim of miscreants.

During a recently held meeting, Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh gave instructions to all the police stations to keep a vigil at isolated places in their jurisdictions where couples often meet and ask them to vacate such places.

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According to police, the couples would be first asked to leave the place. In case they do not listen, action would be initiated against them under relevant sections of Bombay Police Act.

"The reason behind this move is that we do not want them (couples) to face the risk of becoming victim of miscreants. It is a preventive measure," Mumbai Police spokesperson Ambadas Pote said today.

The move comes in wake of the Delhi gangrape case last month that rocked the nation.

Many couples are often found sitting at Mumbai's beaches and other isolated places, another officer said.

The places identified for the purpose include Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Worli Sea Face, Marine Drive, Bandra Band Stand, Versova beach, Aksa beach, Dadar Chowpatty, Madh Island, Gorai, Manori beach, Girgaum Chowpatty and Juhu beach.

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