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WB Govt to Set up 4 New All-Women Police Stations in Kolkata

The approval to set up new facilities at Behala (South West Division), Karaya (South East Division), Ultadanga (Eastern Suburban Division) and Taltala (Central Division), was given at the cabinet meeting held at the state secretariat Nabanna.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:October 3, 2016, 11:35 PM IST
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WB Govt to Set up 4 New All-Women Police Stations in Kolkata
File image of a Police Women from West Bengal. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Kolkata: With an aim to enhance security of women in the city, the state cabinet on Monday gave its go-ahead to four new all-women police stations.

The approval to set up new facilities at Behala (South West Division), Karaya (South East Division), Ultadanga (Eastern Suburban Division) and Taltala (Central Division), was given at the cabinet meeting held at the state secretariat Nabanna.

Currently, the city has four all-women police stations at Tollygunge, Watgunge, Patuli and Amherst Street, and with Monday's decision the number would 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.

At todays meeting it was also decided that the existing Dinhata Police Station in Coochbehar district would be bifurcated and a new police station at Sahebganj would be set up.

It may be noted that 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 to tackle crimes against women.

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| Edited by: Puja Menon
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