The Commissioner of Police for the very first time in the history of Nagpur has issued an order to file extortion cases directly against gangs of eunuchs (transgender) who forcefully bump into the bars, weddings, or any event in the city and are also seen begging at the traffic signals.
The number of eunuchs in Maharashtra has increased significantly reportedly over the past few years. They are seen at every signal harassing the drivers for money. The ones, who refuse to give them money, are abused and threatened. Citizens are learnt to have complained about this a lot lately.
As a preventive measure, the Commissioner of Police Nagpur has issued an order under Section 144, CrPC, to file a case of extortion against those who forcefully demand money in any ceremony including at squares.
Transgender people are no longer allowed to travel within the city or enter households, businesses, or other locations on festive occasions like weddings, funerals, births, and deaths in families unless they have been invited.
According to the report released publicly on Thursday, members of the transgender community were also called to 33 police stations, where they were informed of the notifications and were warned against violating them.
However, as a right to a livelihood and a life, transgender gangs and communities can be offered voluntary donations and invitations at the event and are allowed to attend or perform with the permission of the house owner or the organizations, according to Police Commissioner, Amitesh Kumar.
The citizens have thanked the police for making Nagpur a safer city for them.