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‘Soon, each police station in Uttar Pradesh to have 4 women cops’

“In the next three years, 20,000 women police officers will be added to the force and there will be more of them at police stations,” UP DGP Sulkhan Singh said.

lucknow Updated: Jul 31, 2017 17:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh,Police station,Stree Dasha Aur Disha
At present, there were 16,000 female police officers in the state but majority did not want to work at police stations(HT Photo)

Each police station in Uttar Pradesh will soon have at least 4 women police officers and one of them will be specially trained to handle child and women related cases sensitively.

At present, there were 16,000 female police officers in the state but majority did not want to work at police stations, said UP DGP Sulkhan Singh while launching the book ‘Stree Dasha Aur Disha’ authored by Abha Singh, a social activist and lawyer, and Naseem Ansari Kochar on Saturday.

“In the next three years, 20,000 women police officers will be added to the force and there will be more of them at police stations,” he said adding: “We plan to deploy at least 4 women at each police station and one of them shall be trained to handle women and child related cases sensitively.”

The state of women’s security in the state was bad and needed improvement but women should also understand that they should not interact with unknown people especially via social media and websites, the DGP pointed.

Jayant Krishna, executive director and COO of the National Skill Development Corporation, emphasised upon proper education and nurturing of boys and empowerment of women. He said that if boys were taught to respect women at home, they won’t indulge in crime against women.

Speaking about the book, Abha Singh said that criminal cases and loopholes left by the investigating cops were discussed in the book.

“This book is particularly in Hindi so that masses can read it easily and understand the laws that protect them. I want that women should learn from the book,” she said while pointing that chapters on some of the well-known cases such as that of Sheena Bora and Sunanda Pushkar are there in the book.

Abha, who pointed loopholes in cases related to several celebrities, said knowledge of laws, especially those related to women’s right and security, is important for every girl.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 17:15 IST