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Asansol gets the first all-woman police station

Mamata Banerjee’s promise of setting up all-woman police stations in the state to tackle crimes against women has been fulfilled with Minister for Law and Judicial Affairs Moloy Ghatak inaugurating the first such police station in Asansol.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s promise of setting up all-woman police stations in the state to tackle crimes against women has been fulfilled with Minister for Law and Judicial Affairs Moloy Ghatak inaugurating the first such police station in Asansol.

Thus West Bengal becomes the second state in India to have all-woman police stations after Andhra Pradesh.

While the police station will be under the supervision of a sub-inspector,there will be another sub-inspector,two assistant sub-inspectors and 18 constables. There will be some volunteers too. All of them will be women.

Swampa Bose,an S-I,became the first officer-in-charge of the police station.

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“Soon there will be an inspector who will be in charge of the police station and there will be 30 police constables there. If necessary,we will give the requisition of male constables since Asansol is an industrial town with history of complex crimes,’’ Ajay Nanda,Police Commissioner (Asansol),told The Indian Express.

Situated at Gandhi More in the heart of Asansol town,the police station has been provided with all required equipment — two cars,computers,weapons and all gadgets required to run a police station.

After assuming power the chief minister announced that in order to tackle the increasing number of crimes against women,she would set up all-women stations across the state.

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“Asansol has got a CBI court and the first police commissionerate was also set up here. Now,it has the distinction of having the first police station will all women staff. Our chief minister promised that there will be such stations at 62 sub-regions in the state and that will be done very soon,’’ Ghatak said at the function.

First published on: 02-03-2012 at 03:58 IST
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