Bengaluru: Almost a month since 51 Pink Hoysalas and Suraksha App, both dedicated to women’s protection and enhance safety, were introduced by the city police, all they have received so far are the testing calls, mostly from men.
The police control room has not received a single call from women in distress through Suraksha App. The police have now decided to withdraw women police staff from Pink Hoysala patrols during night shifts.
Justifying this decision a top police official told Deccan Chronicle, “So far we have not received any complaint from women especially during nights. Suppose we receive a complaint tomorrow, we will depute a policewoman during night patrols the following day.” Hence, now policewomen will be present in Pink Hoysala vehicles only during the day-time.
However, Pink Hoysalas are being directed to crime spots after a victim reports it on 100. In one of the cases, a Pink Hoysala team nabbed an accused who after stabbing a man was trying to escape near Garden City College on Friday. The Pink Hoysala was sent to the spot after a police control room received a call from the victim.
Suraksha App glitches
The city police who had launched Suraksha App exclusively for women in distress is said to be encountering technical glitches after an update was released. Many people have complained that the App abruptly stops working in few mobile phones after a new update in installed. It asks for internet connection even if the phone is connected to the net. Police said that they would look into the issue and try to fix the bug as soon as possible.