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RPF plans to take police help to remove sex workers from CST

THE ASIAN AGE. | ARPIKA BHOSALE
Published : Aug 18, 2017, 1:12 am IST
Updated : Aug 18, 2017, 1:12 am IST

The sex workers tend to be present at the spot from around 10 pm and are there till after 1 am.

The RPF will ask the city police to take action.
 The RPF will ask the city police to take action.

Mumbai: The social menace of sex workers standing outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) station might soon be eradicated as the Railway Police Force (RPF) plans to approach the city police to prosecute them. According to a Railways official, since they do not have the power to prosecute them, they will ask the city police to take action.

In the last three months, around 30 complaints have been received regarding the issue via the stationmaster’s complaint book at the CST station. The complaints mention the presence of sex workers outside the ticket counter and at the footpaths was a security hazard for the commuters as dangerous social elements try to haggle with these workers.

 

Women commuters have complained of having had unpleasant experiences of men who try to misbehave with them, thinking they are sex workers. These men are often inebriated or intoxicated.

One such commuter, Anita Chitale, from Byculla, who works in Fort, said, “At times, I leave from office at 10 pm and have to walk to the station. Once, a man began to yell at me for no reason, he was obviously drunk. It was very scary.”

The sex workers tend to be present at the spot from around 10 pm and are  there till after 1 am.

RPF officials have said that since the footpath is right outside the station premises, action will have to be taken by the city police.

 

Tags: sex workers, cst
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)