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'Fast-track courts for crimes against women

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, March 30: The police department in the city and also in the state is gearing up to confront issues pertaining to crime against women with fire fighting urgency. It may be recalled that since sometime, crime against women has been on the rise in the city and elsewhere in the state.

During the course of a meeting with the press and citizens in Guwahati today, City Police Commissioner Hiren th, Special DGP Kuladhar Saikia and Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (M), Virendra Mittal expressed the view the graph on crime against women on the rise, besides strict measures, more awareness among the people should be initiated. Hiren th informed the media persons that 700 posts in the City Police still needs to be fulfilled and that a new batch is undergoing training.

Special DGP Kuladhar Saikia said that all cases related to crime against women across the State will be taken up with utmost urgency, while some will be reopened, and that charge sheet related to the same will be filed on a war footing.

He informed that the OCs of all the police stations of the state have been ordered to take strict action in all cases of crime against women and initiate speedy investigation. Fast track courts to take up cases of crime against women like rape, murder and sexual abuse will soon be set up in all the districts, Saikia informed. Likewise he informed that special women cell will be set up in all the districts of Assam and more women police officers will be employed in the Assam Police.

On the other hand, Kamrup(M) DC Virendra Mittal said “Moral science subject should be made compulsory in the school level. We have also discussed as to how the crime could be stop in the society.”

City Police Commissioner Hiren th also said that the department has lesser number of women in the police and that the department will go for recruitment of more women police soon. He added, “As of now, we will recruit 30% women police and every case of crime against women will be supervise by a woman inspector very strictly.”

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