Kolkata To Get 4 Women Police Stations

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Kolkata: At a meeting conducted at state secretariat Nabanna on Monday, the state cabinet gave the green signal for four new all-women police stations to be set up in the city. These police stations will come up in Karaya, Behala, Ultadanga and Taltala.

“There will be 41 new posts created for these police stations,” sources at the Nabanna said. Dinhata police station in Coochbehar district would be bifurcated and a new one, Sahebganj police station, will be set up.

Currently, the city has four all-women police stations at Tollygunge, Watgunge, Patuli and Amherst Street, and with Monday’s decision, the number will go up to eight. “These police stations like the four others will exclusively investigate crimes against women and focus particularly on dowry and domestic violence cases, abduction and sexual offences,” a senior state minister, who was present at the meeting, said.

City police stations have three female police personnel each — two constables and a sub-inspector. Women personnel have also been deployed at the radio flying squad that is stationed at night to respond to any crimes against women.

The state government has set a target of setting up 65 all-women police stations across the state.