Operation Pink was launched on May 1 and women constables dressed in plain clothes went around crowded areas in Noida and Greater Noida in an attempt to crack down on people who harass women.
Police arrested three people from Greater Noida on Thursday for passing comments and making lewd gestures at women and schoolgirls.
The arrests were made under Gautam Budh Nagar police’s Operation Pink campaign which was launched on May 1.
As per this campaign, women police personnel in plain clothes were deployed in crowded areas of Noida and Greater Noida in an attempt to crack down on people indulging in anti-social activities against women.
According to the police, the accused have been identified as Vinod Kumar, Naresh, and Kuldeep.
“The accused have been handed them over to the Kasna police team. They have been booked under Section 294 (obscene act and songs) of the Indian Penal Code and sent to judicial custody,” said a senior police officer.
Nearly fifteen people have been arrested by the police under the ‘Operation Pink’ campaign till date.
As per the campaign, police teams in Noida will be monitoring places such as Film City, Sector 18, Atta Market, DLF Mall, City Centre metro station, Amity University, HCL Company, JSS Academy, Shopprix Mall, etc.
In Greater Noida, the police will be deployed in Delta-1, Surajpur, Knowledge Park, Alfa Commercial Belt, Rampur Market, Kasna Bus Stand, Kisan Inter College, City Plaza, Kanya Inter College, etc.
A senior police official claimed that places like schools and deserted areas have been kept in Grade 1 (sensitive), whereas the posh areas have been kept in Grade 2 (less sensitive) as part of a week-long assessment drive.
The police is all set to undertake another drive now as part of the campaign and has formed a few teams regarding it.
These teams will be headed by the nodal officer, SP (crime) Preeti Bala Gupta and comprise of one inspector, five sub-inspectors and seventy women constables.
“The teams, divided into clusters of seven and eight would be moving around the cities in 15 SUVs and four bikes. They will keep an eye on harassers and anti-social elements. On the first four days of the drive, the teams will move around the cities from noon to 8 pm, and from 8 am to 4 pm over the next three days,” said a senior police officer.