CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Wednesday announced that it will start all woman police stations in every 21 districts of the state from the eve of Raksha Bandhan.
Haryana Director General of Police, Y P Singhal on Wednesday said these police stations would facilitate such an environment to the women victims so that they could lodge their complaints freely without any hesitation. He said the Centre and other states have also shown interest in this concept.
Singhal said each woman police station would have minimum strength of 38-40 police personnel, including an inspector (SHO), two sub inspectors, three assistant sub inspectors, four head constables and 20 constables, besides supporting staff of eight-10 selected male police officials for assistance of the SHO for conducting raids, producing accused in courts, sentry duty and for other selected essential duties.
He said the woman police stations would have the jurisdiction over the entire district. The complainants, however, would have the liberty to report and get the cases registered either in the local police station or in the woman police stations. He said each police station would have one mediation centre which would undertake matrimonial disputes and office of protection-cum-prohibition officer who would undertake dowry-cum-domestic violence cases. He said the anti eve-teasing staff would work under an NGO for women and would identify areas where anti social elements may indulge in activities specially near the gate of collages, schools, shopping malls, bus stands, hospitals, hostels and other recreational centres. This staff would be deployed in plain clothes with walki-talki sets and motorcycles. Apart from this, woman helpline number ‘1091’ would also work from the all woman police stations and after receiving any information on helpline, would pass the information promptly to the police station concerned.
Woman Rapid Action Force would also be stationed in the premises of woman police stations wherever accommodation is available, he said.