Pink Police patrolling teams to ensure safety of women in Bengaluru

The patrol vehicles will have a dedicated telephone line for victims who seek assistance.

Published: 16th March 2017 06:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th March 2017 06:55 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: After recent incidents of violence against women in Bengaluru put the State government in a tight spot, it has decided to deploy 'Pink Police' patrolling teams to ensure the safety of women in the city.

The announcement was made by home minister G Parameshwara, during the ongoing Assembly session. Answering a question raised by BJP MLC Tara Anuradha, Parameshwar said the government is planning to introduce Pink Police Patrolling System in Bengaluru.

"As part of this, the ministry has identified some key locations, where a total of 51 Pink Hoysala vans will be deployed. Each van will have three police personnel, of which at least one personnel will be a woman,” he said.

The patrol vehicles will have a dedicated telephone line for victims who seek assistance.

The ministry plans to extend this facility to other districts, soon, the home minister said.

The Kerala government had introduced a similar system last year.

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