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Assam Police Launches Special Cell For Women In 10 Districts

These cells will be manned by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) through Social Workers, Counsellors, and State Coordinators.

Assam Police Launches Special Cell For Women In 10 Districts

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Jun 2022 2:32 PM GMT

Guwahati: The Assam Police on Wednesday launched the "Special Cells for Women and Community Approach" in 10 districts of Assam.

According to reports, the cell was launched by the Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta for the police stations in Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Nagaon, Kamrup (Rural), Karbi Anglong, Cachar, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, and Dhubri districts.

These cells will be manned by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) through Social Workers, Counsellors, and State Coordinators.

In this regard, the department has selected experienced and trained Councilors by imparting their specialized training.

The special cell will provide space for violated women to receive emotional and social support through quality psychological, social, and legal services from professional full-time social workers, within the criminal justice system (CJS) framework.

Speaking on the occasion, DGP Mahanta asserted that the Assam Police is determined to fight the Crimes against Women and Children and are effectively combating gender-based violence.

"Police, NGOs, Social Welfare Department, and Home Department and other stakeholders need to work together to address the issue," he added.

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