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Noida police will get sensitivity lessons to deal with women victims

On Saturday, chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow launched 64 rescue cans in as many districts under the 181 Mahila Helpline. Now, all 75 districts of the state have this service.

noida Updated: Jun 24, 2017 23:17 IST
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These seminars will also help police personnel understand the legal and right way of investigating cases such as the recent Jewar robbery and ‘rape’ case.
These seminars will also help police personnel understand the legal and right way of investigating cases such as the recent Jewar robbery and ‘rape’ case.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

The city police is going to get a refresher course in dealing with cases related to women safety. Senior police officials are going to hold a session for police personnel along with senior legal advisors and government doctors on how to handle cases involving women and girl victims with sensitivity.

On Saturday, chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow launched 64 rescue cans in as many districts under the 181 Mahila Helpline.

Now, all 75 districts of the state have this service. During the previous Samajwadi Party government, the service was available in only 11 districts of the state.

The 181 is a toll-free number, operational round the clock, on which a woman or girl can call and seek help in case of any distress.

“We want the police force to be sensitive and legally right while investigating crimes committed against women. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has given guidelines on how to make the investigation comfortable for women victims,” said Suniti, superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar.

The police are going to hold seminars to discuss issues faced by victim of rape, molestation and domestic violence.

According to senior police officers, these seminars will also help police personnel understand the legal way of investigating such cases.

“Such seminars are always good to update our skills while dealing with cases related to women. Senior police officers will be holding a refresher course along with government doctors and legal advisors to understand the technical sides of such cases,” said Love Kumar, senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar.

The NCW had come down heavily on the investigation agencies and the doctor who had performed the medical examination of the Bulandshahr gang-rape victim in July last year after the woman had claimed that the doctor had asked her “awkward” questions and created an “uncomfortable situation”.

“The NCW guidelines on dealing with women victims are comprehensive enough to ensure that there is no mental trauma to the victim. During the training, we will share the guidelines with our officers,” Suniti said.

Noida police is also waiting for schools and colleges to reopen after vacations in order to holding meetings with teachers and students to improve comfort level of citizens with the police force.

“We have a number of strategies in the pipeline to address women safety issues. We want to develop a connect with women residents so that they do not feel hesitant in registering a complaint or getting in touch with the police,” she said.

Recently, police officers had held a meeting with security guards of various residential societies. In the meeting, guards were asked to inform police about spots where men drink in the open. The SP (rural) had said the problem of drinking liquor in the open is a serious cause of concern for women safety. She had said the police will be keeping a tab on people who drink in public places to check harassment of women.