More women cops on duty,MG Road gets new picket

In the wake of the recent case of abduction and gangrape at MG Road in Gurgaon,police have decided to take a number of measures to provide more security to women.

Written by TUHIN DUTTA | Published:March 16, 2012 1:07 am

In the wake of the recent case of abduction and gangrape at MG Road in Gurgaon,police have decided to take a number of measures to provide more security to women.

Commissioner of Police,K K Sandhu Sindhu said an additional picket has been set up on MG Road and the number of women police personnel has been doubled. In addition,he said four PCRs and four riders have been deployed on the one-and-a-half kilometre stretch. An all-women PCR was also set up on Thursday.

Three women constables will be posted round-the-clock in the Guru Dronacharya,Sikanderpur,MG Road,IFFCO Chowk and HUDA City Centre Metro stations.

Police have also started a dedicated helpline for women. The number will remain operational round-the-clock on all seven days of the week.

Sindhu said that after discussing the matter with Deputy Commissioner P C Meena,it has been decided that a Task Force Committee (TSC) be constituted. This committee will meet regularly to review the safety of women in Gurgaon and give suggestions to the district authorities. The TSC will include the DCP of the area,Deputy Labour Commissioner concerned,DETC (Excise),representatives of leading NGOs working in the field of women’s welfare and representatives of the three largest employers in the district.

State DGP R S Dalal said,“In Gurgaon,the number of women police personnel is being increased. It has been decided that 382 more women constables will be added,out of which 180 have joined and the rest will join after they complete their training in April,” Dalal said.”

“The district and police administration are providing full security to women and there is no restriction on them. They can work at any time,even during night shifts without fear,” said a district administration official. He said directions have been issued to employers to provide transport facility to women working at night.

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