New Delhi: Alarmed by the recent foiled kidnap attempt at Dhaula Kuan, the Delhi police issued stringent orders to BPOs, Corporate and media houses for the installation of Global Positioning System (GPS) in the cabs used to drop employees especially females.

Any person, employer or transporter found violating the order shall be liable for punishment under the Section 188 of Indian Penal Code. The first time offenders will be sentenced to one month of imprisonment or Rs 200 fine or both while second violation will lead to six months of imprisonment or Rs 1,000 fine or both.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police has passed the instructions to all the sub-divisions of the Delhi Police.

A senior official of the Delhi Police said the directions have been issued keeping in the mind the safety of citizens of the national capital, particularly women employees working at BPOs, corporate and media organisations in Delhi and NCR.

The police order comes in wake of the foiled kidnapping attempt of a woman employed in nightclub at Gurgaon on Sunday last. Delhi police has also instructed the private organisations to ensure a cab facility to drop the female staff to their residence in the night hours.

Previously, a girl had been gang-raped after she was dropped on the road by the office cab. Thereafter, the Delhi police had passed on instructions related to woman safety under the Section 144 of CrPC.

The order also mandates that every employer should ensure that no women employee is made to travel alone with any cab driver during the night hours. “A duly verified security guard or a male colleague, who is a regular employee of the company, should be present in each cab ferrying women staff,” the order also mentioned.

(JPN/Bureau)