Better late than never, taking serious note of frequent incidents of eve-teasing across the state, the Barnala police have constituted a special helpline desk and a police team to deal specifically with eve-teasing incidents in the district.
The next time a woman is eve-teased, anywhere in the district, she would get immediate help from the police.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Snehdeep Sharma said the decision of constituting special teams had been taken after serious eve-teasing and gang-rape incidents were reported from Amritsar and New Delhi recently.
"The service has been started with immediate effect and girls can seek help and register their complaints by dialing the police control room at 100," the SSP said.
"A five member-team, under supervision of a women police officer, has been constituted to immediately pay heed to registered complaints and provide appropriate security to the complainants. The team will take immediate and necessary action against offenders," he said.
Sharma added that the help of local police would be taken in serious cases.
"Police personnel manning the control room will be held responsible if they fail to inform the special desk about complaints immediately," Sharma said.
The name and address of the women complainants would be kept secret.
The police teams would visit schools and colleges to inform the girls regarding the helpline desk.