Gurgaon police yesterday decided to appoint an additional nodal officer for the North East cell for better communication and speedy action. The directions were issued by commissioner of police, Gurgaon.
On December 18, 2017, an employee of a guest house in DLF Phase II forcibly entered the room of a guest from north east and molested her. He was later arrested by police.
On May 13, 2017, a 22-year-old woman from Sikkim, who lived in Sector 17, was allegedly abducted and gangraped by unidentified men while she was returning home from CP.
On May 26, 2017, a 30-year-old woman from the Northeast was molested at Sohna Chowk by two men around 7.30 pm. No one came forward to help her!
Around 20,000 people from the Northeast are living in DLF Phase I and III, and working in offices, malls and other places across Gurgaon. Their voices mostly unheard...
But finally things are looking up for these marginalised residents from the Northeast. Gurgaon police yesterday decided to appoint an additional nodal officer for the North East cell. His main function would be to improve communication with migrants from Northeast and create a sense of empathy — to have their problems redressed on a priority basis.
The directions in this regard were issued by commissioner of police, Gurgaon, Sandeep Khirwar, during a meeting with a delegation of residents from the Northeast, led by Dr Alana Golmei.
Anil Yadav, ACP, DLF, was appointed as the additional nodal officer of the Northeast cell.
According to Golmei, “There’s need for more meetings, pursuing criminal cases on a priority basis and to have better cooperation between the two sides. There is dire need to improve things. And very importantly, staff at the police station should also be sensitised regarding issues faced by them.”
The delegation demanded more patrolling in areas such as Chakkarpur, Nathupur, MG road during the night, as majority of them worked odd hours, and felt vulnerable at night.
Khirwar, on his part, assured, “The nodal officer should have regular monthly meetings with the representatives of the community. Also directions will be issued to increase patrolling in specific areas to prevent crimes.”
The same positivity was echoed by Kuldip Yadav, DCP, East, who is also the nodal officer of the Northeast cell. He said, “We plan to interact more with Northeast residents through monthly meetings and online groups, where information can be shared instantly. We will try to create a positive environment for them.”
There are also talks of issuing identity cards to representatives of this community — contact points, who can interact with police and assist the community members in need of help.