74 held in one day as Kolkata cops step up vigilance in view of recent rapes

Kolkata Police
The arrests were made over a number of charges including eve-teasing and rash driving | PTI Photo

Kolkata Police has beefed up vigilance in the city in the view of recent rapes reported from across the country.

During a drive to ensure safety of women in the city, the police on late Friday evening arrested a total of 74 persons, over number of charges including eve-teasing and rash driving, reported Anandabazar Patrika.

Fifty one bikes were also seized during the drive conducted by officers from a women’s police team and the detective department. The local daily quoted a police officer as saying that the drive started began in the evening and continued till midnight. The police will conduct more such drives from now on, the officer said.

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Meanwhile, Kolkata Police termed as rumours the reports that said it launched a “free ride” scheme for women to ensure their safety. “Kolkata Police stands by its pledge of providing immediate assistance to anyone in distress – anywhere – anytime,” it said in a tweet.

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