Srinagar: Srinagar police launched two women’s safety squads on Monday for ensuring safety and security of women in Srinagar city.
DIG CKR, Sujit Kumar, IPS while launching the squads applauded district police Srinagar for the initiative and said this will bring down crime against women and prevent crimes like the recent acid attack.
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/ personnel each.
Lady Inspector Khalida Parveen of Srinagar Police has been made overall incharge 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.
Srinagar police said that crime against women will not be tolerated at all and both preventive & corrective measures in this regard will be vigorously implemented. (KNS)