‘Mittar’ in real sense, Ludhiana woman constable goes extra mile to help those in need
Kaur was among the 11 women police personnel from all over Punjab, who was honoured by the chief minister and director general of police Gaurav Yadav, in a function held in Chandigarh on Thursday
Senior constable Manjit Kaur from Ludhiana district, who was honoured by chief minister Bhagwant Mann for her exemplary services, says she ends her days with the satisfaction that she has been able to bring change in someone’s life.
Kaur was among the 11 women police personnel from all over Punjab, who was honoured by the chief minister and director general of police Gaurav Yadav, in a function in Chandigarh on Thursday. She received a trophy and commendation certificate from the DGP.
Posted as Punjab Police Mahila Mittar (PPMM) at Division number 7 police station to help women in distress, Kaur has become a ‘mittar’ (friend) of at least 590 women of the area whom she had helped beyond the call of her duty.
She not only helped the women, but also helped the force to arrest drug peddlers and stalkers.
Kaur, a graduate, was the first from the family to join the police force in 2012. She belongs to Samrala in the district.
“Every police station in the state has two PPMMs and we attend the complaints received on helpline numbers 182 and 112. I have attended nearly 590 complaints in the past two years. Most of them were of harassment by husbands and in-laws. Some women also approached them through helpline numbers with complaints of stalking and online harassment,” said Kaur.
“A couple of months ago, I noticed a woman in distress on the roadside in a CCTV footage. The woman was forced out of the house by her husband and her in-laws. She was clueless and confused. I approached her and listened to her grievances. Later, her husband and in-laws were called. We provided them counseling after which her husband said that he would not harass her and took the woman along,” she said.
Kaur said that while resolving another matrimonial dispute, she came to know that the mother-in-law of the complainant was involved in drug peddling. Kaur, with the help of the police force, conducted a raid at her house and recovered drugs. In another case, she helped the police in arresting a stalker.
Mother of two children, Kaur said that though policing is a tough job, but at the end of the day, she has satisfaction that she is able to bring change in someone’s life.
Commissioner of police Mandeep Singh Sidhu said that Kaur has made Ludhiana police proud.