91 pc pickpockets held in Delhi metro are women!

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New Delhi : It is surprising to know, women constitute over 91 per cent of pickpockets held by the CISF in the Delhi Metro network in the national capital region.

The force, that is tasked to provide armed security to Delhi Metro operations, apprehended a total of 479 women pickpockets, out of which an overwhelming 438 were women.

The full-year data, updated till the middle of December, states that the security force undertook a little over 100 operations to check pickpocketing in the lifeline of Delhi and its adjoining areas, that carries over 26 lakh commuters every day.

The overwhelming number of women indulging in these crimes has shown a constant trend over the last few years and the Central Industrial Security Force, after apprehending these women, hands them over to the Delhi Police for legal action under law.

Recently, the CISF had unearthed a notorious gang of such women who had robbed a US-based Indian lady of her jewels and valuables while she was travelling in the Delhi Metro with her husband.

 Last year, 93 per cent of the total number of pickpockets apprehended by the CISF in the Delhi Metro were women.