Raipur. DGP DM Awasthi handed over the keys of two-wheelers (TVS Jupiter) to the women policemen of Durg and Raipur ranges. The department has purchased two hundred vehicles for the women police officers. On this occasion, he said that this would help policewomen in investigating crimes against women and children.
According to the guidelines of the Government of India, 200 motorcycles (TVS Jupiter), 194 computer-cum-equipment, furniture and 600 books related to crimes against women and children have been purchased for various police stations of the state for women's help desk. For the financial year 2020-21, the Ministry of Home Affairs had provided Rs. 3.00 crore for 300 police stations in the state, under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme.
Trained women officers/employees have been posted in every woman help desk in the state so that the aggrieved women can file their problems/complaints without any hesitation and fear. The women help desk will immediately register the reports of the cases related to women and follow up and provide necessary support like psychotherapeutic counselling, miscellaneous and medical facilities etc to the victim.
Following the unfortunate Nirbhaya incident in NCR Delhi, the Government of India issued instructions to set up women help desks in all the state police stations to ensure women safety. Nirbhaya Fund has been set up to provide a safe environment and meet their requirements in police stations.
Director-General of Police DM Awasthi, Special Director General of Police RK Vij, Inspector General of Police Raipur Dr Anand Chhabra, Deputy Inspector General of Police Dr Sanjeev Shukla and Assistant Inspector General of Police Manish Sharma were present in the program.