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  • 574 cases registered till date

Hyderabad, Feb 14: In order to catch hold of foreign grooms and provide justice to all the women suffering because of them, special procedures (SOP – Standard operating procedure) has been introduced for the officials to take action much more efficiently, said Inspector general of Police (Women’s Safety) Swathi Lakra.

She also said at a special meeting on Thursday that certain measures have been taken to fight such cases along with foreign ministry, embassies and National Commission for Women. Completing inquiries on the increasing numbers of foreign grooms and tracing them and working along with other government departments is on top of the agenda, she said.

Other departments alongside women’s safety also participated in the meeting.

Swati Lakra further added that the NRI cell arranged in the Women’s safety department last July 17 has received 73 complaints until now. Of them, 70 have been registered. 41 cases in these are under being probed whereas lookout notices have been issued in 46 cases. Around 32 NRI husbands have been booked under NBW.

“A lot of hope can be seen in women after the introduction of NRI cell,” observed Director of Prosecutions, Vyjayanthi.

A CD and a pamphlet regarding all the safety measures that have to be taken in NRI marriages have been released.

Ever since bifurcation, a total of 574 cases have been registered against NRIs. Of them, 248 were from Hyderabad, 99 were from Rachakonda and 42 from Warangal.

Topping the districts list was Karimnagar with 21, Nizamabad (8), Nalgonda (7), Siddipet (7), Khammam (7), Mahabubnagar (6) and Ramagundem, Bhadadri Kothagudem, Suryapet and Jagtial with five apiece.

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