FIR registered after woman allegedly sexually harassed at Jorbagh metro station, DMRC to take action

The Delhi Metro premises and trains are covered by CCTV cameras at multiple locations and the footage of this incident has already been shared with the police authorities.

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): In a shocking turn of events a woman was sexually harassed at Jorbagh Metro station in Delhi on Thursday and claimed that the security personnel didn’t help her.

The woman said that she was travelling on the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro when a man approached her and asked for help with an address. The woman said she got off at a Metro station and while she was trying to book a cab from the platform, the man approached her again. The man then exposed himself, she said.

In her tweets, she said “As soon as I noticed, I got up and ran because I was scared and couldn’t think straight. I approached a policeman standing on the platform, but he flatly refused to help me and asked me to go upstairs. I was still scared but I somehow managed to go upstairs and found other policemen. I asked them to take me to the CCTV room so that I could recognise him. They did and I recognised him too”.

“The entire incident was captured on camera but then we saw him get into a different train and leave. I asked them to do something about it but instead they started victim blaming me and said that I should’ve created a scene and there was nothing they could do since he had managed to leave,” she added.

After this incident came to light DMRC has assured that they will not tolerate any such indecency on the metro premises and always work towards making the metro safe for the passengers in every aspect. They have also said in a series of tweets that proper investigation will be carried out.

“In the context of the recent incident reported at Jorbagh, we have already taken up the issue with the concerned security agencies. Delhi Police has already taken cognizance of the complaint and are investigating into the matter. The Delhi Metro premises and trains are covered by CCTV cameras at multiple locations and the footage of this incident has already been shared with the police authorities, who are actively pursuing the case further.” DMRC stated.

“Apart from CCTV cameras, the Delhi Metro trains are equipped with Passenger Emergency Alarms (PEA) through which the passengers can communicate with the train operator. The DMRC, as an organisation has zero tolerance for any act amounting to indecent behaviour and sexual harassment. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the travelling public at all times,” DMRC added.

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