Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

40 women constables to patrol city roads to take on criminals

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, April 25, 2013
First Published: 19:49 IST(25/4/2013) | Last Updated: 19:55 IST(25/4/2013)

After undergoing training in handling of firearms and riding two-wheelers, as many as 40 newly recruited women constables of the Punjab Police were deployed in the holy city on Thursday.


Armed with 9mm pistols each, these constables would patrol Amritsar in pairs on 15 Honda Activa scooters and five motorcycles.

Advertisement

These constables have been recruited with the aim of giving a sense of security to women and children. They would be patrolling areas sensitive to crime against women like busy market places and educational institutes.

as they joined duty on Thursday, these newly recruited women constables were seen positioned outside schools and colleges like BBK DAV College for Women, SR Government College for Women, Government Girls School, Sultanwind, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur College for Women, Jallianwala Bagh, Bharawan da Dhaba and District Shopping Complex, Ranjit Avenue etc.

“They were shown their locations of deployment on Wednesday and they have join duty from today. They will be deployed from 8am to 5pm daily at various important spots. The basic aim is to check eve-teasing and offer protection to women and children,” said inspector Harish Behl, incharge of PCR team.

Notably, the constables were trained in chasing and apprehending criminals. They were also familiarised with laws pertaining to crime against women.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
more from Amritsar

Gul Panag bats for AAP candidate

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Chandigarh and film actress Gul Panag on Saturday added a glamour quotient to the campaign of AAP nominee from Amritsar, Dr Diljit Singh, by taking part in a road show in his favour in the city.
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved