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Women cops to man front office: DGP

DC | 23rd Jan 2013

Nellore: Every police station in the state will have a woman police or lady home guard in the reception for the benefit of women and children to lodge their complaints soon. The police station model is ready and it will be implemented after getting green signal from the Chief Minister.

Director General of Police V. Dinesh Reddy disclosed this during the valedictory function of three-day workshop on ‘Role of Child Welfare Officers in Protecting the Children in Distress’ at Umesh Chandra Hall here on Tuesday.

The DGP claimed that AP is the first state to establish a cell for monitoring trafficking of women and children under Crime Investigation Department (CID).
He said that Crime against Women was much less in Andhra Pradesh compared to other states.

He said that the state was appreciated for the low rate of crime against women when the subject came to fore during a recent meeting at Delhi.

He said that crime against women is less in AP because cases are being booked under Section 509 (eve-teasing) without any mercy. Since action is taken to end the advances before the issue develops into something larger such as outraging the modesty of woman (Section 354) or rape (Section 376), he added.

The DGP lauded Nellore SP, B.V.Ramana Kumar for his initiative to educate and provide shelter to children in graveyard area in Nellore under Children and Police (CAP) project.
He has also appreciated the collector of Nellore, B. Sreedhar for extending his cooperation for CAP project. He said that the unique experiment led the flag of police of Nellore as well as the state to fly high.

He indicated his plans to launch such projects under every police station in the state.

He said that Madhya Pradesh DGP had expressed interest to implement the CAP project in their state after the Chief Justice of MP High Court told him about Nellore experiment. He added that the word was spread about CAP after several luminaries of judiciary paid a visit to the project.

Stressing the need to protect and educate the children in distress, he maintained that the move would also help to prevent future crime. He reminded that one of the accused in the sensational rape case in Delhi recently was a minor. He said that the boy was also in distress during his childhood. 

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