Delhi government to set up SPUNER team
The Delhi government has set up SPUNER teams. These are Special Police Unit for North Eastern region. These teams are to provide safety and security for people from north-eastern states in the national capital. They will also ensure the safety of women from these states in Delhi. The SPUNER team provides help in the areas of accident cases, fraud cases, free medical check up, assist in the conduction of postmortem report among others. The people from the north-eastern states find difficulty in the national capital mainly due to communication barrier and difference of lifestyle. In 2014, a student from north-east was beaten to death leading to protests. SPUNER team is the latest among a series of measures taken by the government to ensure their safety. An earlier measure was the NEAT team. The North East Assistance Team is a patrolling unit that helps distress callers.