In a bid to curb incidents of stalking and teasing of women and chain snatchings in the city, the district police have started patrolling by women cops at various public places.
Flagged off by Shiv Kumar Verma, DIG, Patiala range, the 12-member scooty-borne squad, dressed up in the commando uniform, has been told to keep an eye over the movement of mischief-makers outside the educational institutions, markets, main roads and the bus stand.
Talking to mediapersons, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Mandeep Singh Sidhu said that besides introducing patrolling by women police, the district police have also launched a surveillance system and 36 CCTV cameras have been installed at several locations of the city with the help of several social welfare organisations to ensure round-the-clock safety of women .
Rajvinder Kaur, a member of women patrolling squad, said, "I am happy to be the part of the squad. Being a woman, I can understand that what kind of problems are usually faced by the girls and women at public places. We will work to put a complete check on stalkers of women and eve-teasers. This is a good move, and will help ensure the safety of women outside their homes."