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Increasing crime against Women: Police launches women’s safety squads

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Srinagar: Police on Monday launched two women’s safety squads for ensuring safety and security of women in Srinagar city, a police spokesman said.
He said that DIG CKR Sujit Kumar-IPS launched the squads by flagging off first patrolling of these squads.
Speaking on the inauguration, DIG applauded District police Srinagar for the initiative and said this will bring down crime against women and prevent crimes like the recent acid attack by acting as deterrent.
SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal-IPS and other senior officers of district police were also present at the inauguration.
Initially two squads were launched which will be patrolling areas around coaching centres, schools, colleges and other vulnerable areas in Srinagar city.
These squads will also be directly in touch with administrators of the educational institutions/coaching centres for immediate action in case of any emergent requirement. Each squad will contain 5 Lady Police officers/ officials. One lady Inspector Khalida Parveen of Srinagar Police has been made overall in-charge of these two squads.
A dedicated women’s helpline 9596770601 was launched by Srinagar Police which is already operational 24×7 exclusively for women’s safety related issues. This squad will work in close coordination with PCR vans, jurisdictional police stations and women’s Police Station, Rambagh, the spokesman added.
Police ensures all citizens that crime against women will not be tolerated at all and both preventive and corrective measures in this regard will be vigorously implemented, the spokesman added.

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