For the first time, PD Act invoked for harassment of women

In a first in the State, the Rachakonda police on Monday invoked provisions of the Preventive Detention Act against a notorious offender for ‘endangering’ the modesty of women.

By   |   Published: 9th Jan 2017   8:19 pm Updated: 9th Jan 2017   9:06 pm
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File photo: Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M. Bhagwat.

Hyderabad: In a first in the State, the Rachakonda police on Monday invoked provisions of the Preventive Detention Act against a notorious offender for ‘endangering’ the modesty of women.

Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M. Bhagwat said Preventive Detention orders were being issued against Jeevan Aharwar Sharma, 24, who had commited three offences of outraging the modesty of women, stalking them, threatening them, sending abusive text messages and harassing her with proposals of marriage.

The three offences were under the limits of the Jawaharnagar Police Station, following which a history sheet was being maintained against him. However, with several arrests and the rowdy sheet not bringing about any change in Sharma, a resident of Jawaharnagar and native of Ramagundam in Karimnagar, it was decided to book a case under the PD Act against him, Mr. Bhagwat said.

This was the first PD Act case booked against an offender indulging in crime against women in Telangana, the Commissioner said, adding that Sharma was arrested and detained.