Pune: In order to rein in rising crimes against women working in the IT sector, the State government has formed an eight-member committee to suggest safety measures for them.
Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla is heading the committee, while other members include Additional Director General of Police (Administration) Dr Pradnya Saravade from the DGP office, Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner (Administration) Archana Tyagi, MLC Neelamtai Gorhe, MLC Smitatai Wagh, MLA Trupti Sawant and MLA Devyani Farande.
The Special IG (Prevention of Atrocities Against Women) will be the member secretary.
The committee will study the existing measures for safety of women IT employees in Pune and other cities, and submit its report within a month.
According to Pune police, there were 1,015 cases of crimes against women in 2016, compared to 983 in 2015 and 652 in 2014. Of the 1,015 cases against women, 354 were rape.
The police managed to crack 99 per cent of the rape cases reported in 2016.
† Jan 29, 2017: Infosys Techie OP Rasila strangled with A computer cable in office by a security guard.
† Jan 13, 2017: A 25-year-old techie beat up his former girlfriend and almost choked her to death in the office vehicle, in which they were returning home in Khadki.
†Dec 23, 2016: Antara Das (23), who worked for Capgemini in Talwade, was stabbed to death by a youth barely 500 m from her office.
† July 30, 2010: Darshana Tongare (21) of IBM was stabbed to death in Bavdhan.
† Oct 7, 2009: Software professional Nayana Pujari was raped and murdered while she was returning home.
† Aug 7, 2008: A 22-year-old woman, working at an IBM call centre in Phursungi, was allegedly gang-raped by eight to 10 people, including the company car driver.
† Nov 1, 2007: Jyotikumari Choudhary, a 22-two-year-old employee of a Wipro call centre based in IT hub Hinjewadi, was raped and her head smashed with stones by the firm’s cab driver and his friend.