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Police promise better year, safer Capital for women

delhi Updated: Jan 07, 2011 00:27 IST
Karan Choudhury
Karan Choudhury
Hindustan Times
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This year was probably the worst to be a woman in the city. But even as cases upon cases of violence - both physical and sexual - surfaced in quick succession, the Delhi Police has sworn to be more careful this time around.

Women-friendly police stations
A woman-friendly police station in south campus and women personnel on motorcycle patrolling are among a slew of measures being taken by the police to check crime against women in the Capital. On the lines of Maurice Nagar police station that caters to students of Delhi University's north campus, a similar police station would be set up in south campus.

Checks in buses
Surprise checks on buses and woman-focussed policing would be on the force's agenda this year in the city which saw a number of sensational crimes against woman, including the abduction and gang rape of young women in Dhaula Kuan and Mangolpuri.

More women in PCR vans
The Delhi Police is going to increase the number of women in PCR vans to ensure that women are catered to in a better way when they ask for help. They would emphasise on woman friendly policing in the city. Already three districts are headed by women IPS officers and four police stations by women inspectors.

Speedy dealing of cases
Rape cases would be solved sooner and chargesheets in such cases would be filed as soon as possible. The police have been instructed to file chargesheets much ahead of the stipulated 90 days.

Checks in cinema halls and malls
There would be surprise checks in markets areas, cinema halls, junctions and educational institutions to ensure that eve-teasers or other elements do not harass anyone.

Some facts
In 2010, the city witnessed 489 rape incidents, including the infamous Dhaula Kuan and Mangolpuri rape cases, as against 459 in 2009. Pakistan's Islamabad fared better than Delhi - the rate of rape per lakh population was 2.1.