No Gender Discrimination For Stealing In Delhi Metro
Hearing pickpocketing stories whenever travelling in Delhi metro is so common now- a- days. According to a recent report released by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) — the force responsible for the security at Delhi Metro stations — women gangs are responsible for over 90% of the incidents of pickpocketing in the Delhi Metro.
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373 pick pockets have been arrested by CISF out of which 329 are women. They are mostly caught at stations such as Kashmere Gate, Chandni Chowk, Shahdara, HUDA City Centre, Rajiv Chowk, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi and Tughlakabad. “These women, mostly hail from small towns in and around Maharashtra. They operate in groups of two to fifteen. They mostly pick people with a lot of luggage, someone busy on a call, foreigners or NRIs” told by a senior CISF official.
These women are mostly found with small children or luggage in their hand to be unsuspicious and then engage you in small talks or create some scenes to distract or just roam in the metro. “These women steal swiftly, and move on to other targets or deboard the metro, and start over,” adds the CISF official.
But on the other side on being caught these women are just left with a challan due to lack of complaints. “These women steal swiftly, and move on to other targets or deboard the metro, and start over,” adds the CISF official.