Rajnath for speedy execution of Nirbhaya project

The Manmohan Singh-led UPA government had on February 4 this year approved Nirbhaya project.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 18, 2014 12:52:19 am

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has raised concerns over delay in utilisation of Nirbhaya fund, aimed at providing speedy assistance to women in distress, and said stakeholders will be consulted for its speedy execution. Singh, while reviewing the Centre-State division of the MHA Tuesday, also suggested that state police forces should involve a professional body to help them develop capacity to fight cyber crime.

The Manmohan Singh-led UPA government had on February 4 this year approved Nirbhaya (named in a memory of the girl, who was gang raped in a moving bus here on December 16, 2012) project.

Under the project, a distress or emergency alarms generated by woman by pressing a button through her mobile phones or devices would land at Police Control Room (PCR) which would immediately arrange to dispatch emergency PCR van to assist the individual.

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