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Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Sara Ali Khan hail Mumbai Police's initiative 'Nirbhaya Squad'

Nirbhaya Squad members have been tasked with maintaining a strict vigil in crowded areas like bus stands, railway stations and malls to ensure safety and security of women. Citizens can dial '103' and report cases of eve-teasing, molestation and other such offences.

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New Delhi Published on: January 26, 2022 16:38 IST
Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Sara Ali Khan hail Mumbai Police's initiative 'Nirbhaya Squad'
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Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Sara Ali Khan hail Mumbai Police's initiative 'Nirbhaya Squad'

Highlights

  • Nirbhaya Squad will ensure women safety in public places in Mumbai city
  • A video directed by Rohit Shetty was released to spread the word about Nirbhaya Squad
  • People, especially women, can dial 103 in case of emergency to seek the assistance of Nirbhaya Squad

A new division has been put in place by the Mumbai Police to check incidents of eve-teasing and harassment of women in the city. Nirbhaya Squad is a dedicated team consisting of women officials. 

The squad has been named after a 23-year-old woman, who came to be known as "Nirbhaya", the fearless one, after she was gangraped in New Delhi on the night of December 16, 2012 and later succumbed to her injuries. The squad members have been tasked with maintaining a strict vigil in crowded areas like bus stands, railway stations and malls to ensure safety and security of women. Citizens, specially women, can complain to the police on its toll free number '103' about any incident of eve-teasing, molestation and other such offences.

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has directed a special video for Nirbhaya Squad. The two-minute video, voiced by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, was launched by the Mumbai Police on Wednesday, which also marked India's 73rd Republic Day. The video highlights the function of the Nirbhaya Squad. The informative short shows women, who feel unsafe, dialling the helpline number '103' in times of crisis. The short also uses the track of Shetty's blockbuster "Sooryavanshi", which was the latest film in his cop universe.

 
The special video was shared widely by several Bollywood personalities, including Bachchan, superstars Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh, as well as actors Katrina Kaif, Rajkummar Rao, Sara Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor among many others.

"'Nirbhaya Squad' a great initiative by @MumbaiPolice and @CPMumbaiPolice for women’s safety. In case of an emergency or to report any women related crimes, dial 103, a dedicated helpline number," Bachchan wrote on Twitter. 

Here's how other celebs lauded this new initiative by Mumbai Police.