Hapur Police have rolled out distinctive identification numbers for auto-rickshaws in a bid to curb crimes. The district police have rolled out a registration system akin to personal cab aggregators with the intention to determine autos concerned in against the law. The transfer comes after a girl was kidnapped in an autorickshaw in Ghaziabad and later allegedly gangraped in Hapur, just a few weeks in the past.
“It reflected in our records that several crimes take place in autos, especially against women. In a recent case, a woman was gangraped by an auto driver and other men who hailed it. We are in the process of registering all autos with a unique four-digit number that is easier to remember. In the event an auto is part of a crime, it can be traced and identified and the crime can be worked out,” stated Neeraj Jadaun, SP Hapur.
According to the police, the autos have to stay banners on the rear and entrance which bear the letter H adopted by a four-digit quantity. The single letter stands for Hapur and the random four-digit quantity is allotted by the police division. In addition, the auto drivers must show their identify, photos, deal with and cell numbers behind their seat for identification functions.
“In several cases, autos do not get traced because it is hard for people to identify drivers or the vehicle itself. This often leads to crimes like sexual assault or robbery. In a bid to make travel for women safer at night, the identity of the driver will be known. Like in cabs, the women can click a picture of the registered player and share it with people,” stated Jadaun.
So far, practically 5,000 autos within the area have been given the brand new IDs, stated police. In the identification course of, a number of unlawful autorickshaws had been additionally busted, and the accused had been arrested for fraud, police stated. Recently, a university scholar was eve teased by an auto driver and his affiliate and threatened with an acid assault whereas on her means residence. The lady lodged an FIR on the premise of the four-digit ID which led to the arrest of the accused, stated police.
Hapur Police, within the days to return, may also be launching a devoted evening helpline between 6 pm to six am to help girls in case of emergencies.