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Women cops to model police behaviour

A special committee consisting of senior policewomen including Pune police chief Meeran Borwankar and the superintendent of police (SP) of Nashik Maithili Jha is set to meet soon to set rules on how junior police officers are expected to liaise with women police personnel.

mumbai Updated: Jun 02, 2011 01:54 IST
Sayli Udas Mankikar

A special committee consisting of senior policewomen including Pune police chief Meeran Borwankar and the superintendent of police (SP) of Nashik Maithili Jha is set to meet soon to set rules on how junior police officers are expected to liaise with women police personnel.

This comes after a woman trainee constable was allegedly raped in April by police constable Yuvraj Kamble, 32, in Kolhapur. Kamble was suspended after the victim registered a complaint.

Satej Patil, minister of state for home, told the Hindustan Times, “During the investigation of this case, Jha made a few suggestions. So, I decided to form a small committee to change certain rules, which concern women police personnel.

There is also a need to enforce rules at police training centres to make sure that new recruits are not taken advantage of.”

Patil has called for a meeting of senior women officers next week where a review will be undertaken on the working conditions and rules related to women police personnel.

Referring to the report on the Kolhapur case, submitted by Jha and seconded by Borwankar, Patil said it recommended the strongest action against deputy superintendent police (home) Vijay Parkale and inspector Dnyaneshwar Mundh who were in charge of the area.

The report said that Kamble, who trained new recruits, had allegedly invited a women constable to his house and had promised to give her the question paper of the exam. When she went to his house, he allegedly raped her.