July 15, 2010

Police guard bus shelters to anticipate sexual harassment

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Metro Jaya Police has mobilized its personnel to guard a number of busway shelters to anticipate sexual harassment against female passengers.

"The Metro Jaya Police personnel were spread to crowded bus-way shelters to anticipate such cases," Metro Jaya Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Boy Rafli Amar said here on Thursday.

He said bus-way shelters guarded by the police are located along the the corridor I, II, and III.

But he added that bus-way management company Transjakarta planned to place police personnel at every bus-way corridor.

Boy said he would also coordinate with Jakarta Transportation Office and Civil Service Police Unit to do so.

He said Metro Jaya Police has also asked Transjakarta to place hidden camera at every bus-way shelter to monitor the passengers` misbehavior.

"It is necessary to place hidden camera at every bus-way shelter
as an evidence to simplify legal process against the perpetrators of sexual harassment," Boy said.

The idea to have the bus-way shelters guarded by the police came up following a sexual harassment perpetrated by a man identified by his initial as NA to a college female student identified as TS when she traveled by a bus-way on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.

Earlier on July 5, 2010 similar incident also happened to a woman identified as DN as she was traveling on a bus-way from Kota to Pulogadung. (*)

Source : http://antaranews.com/en/news/1279177909/police-guard-bus-shelters-to-anticipate-sexual-harassment

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