Women take charge of po­lice sta­tions

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

On Tues­day, the In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day, var­i­ous pro­grammes were held in the city po­lice sta­tions. The most prom­i­nent ini­tia­tive was at Vashi and San­pada po­lice sta­tions, where the en­tire func­tion­ing of the po­lice sta­tions was han­dled by women po­lice of­fi­cials and per­son­nel. At CBD po­lice sta­tion, a work­shop was or­ga­nized for women re­sid­ing in the area on se­cu­rity and law and or­der.

The ob­jec­tive of the pro­grammes at the po­lice sta­tions was to give re­spect to the women work­ing in the force.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice Shahji Umap said, “The po­lice work too at times is con­sid­ered a man’s job. Since very few women po­lice of­fi­cials are ap­pointed in se­nior po­si­tions, only some women of­fi­cers are en­trusted with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of in­ves­ti­gat­ing se­ri­ous crimes.”

He added, “Hence, Navi Mum­bai po­lice de­cided to give them the pow­ers on in­ter­na­tional women’s day. Vashi se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor Ajayku­mar Landge and San­pada’s se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor Ananda Hodge or­ga­nized the ini­tia­tive.”

Landge said, “The women of­fi­cials and per­son­nel took charge of the po­lice sta­tion. They took up all re­spon­si­bil­ity from reg­is­ter­ing cases to that of in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer. They did a fan­tas­tic job.”

Hodge said, “Our po­lice staff cel­e­brated the women’s day with the girls at Vat­salya Trust lo­cated in San­pada. We took note of the prob­lems they face and as­sured them that we are with them as their guardians.”

Se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Kopar Khairane po­lice sta­tion Satish Gaik­wad, or­ga­nized a spe­cial work­shop for women.

In CBD Belapur, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor Meera Ban­sode or­ga­nized a work­shop for women which was at­tended by 200 res­i­dents. Ban­sode said, “Apart from giv­ing them in­for­ma­tion on var­i­ous laws and se­cu­rity, we also spoke on dowry and the pun­ish­ments un­der law on the is­sue.”

She added, “We ex­plained to them that women to­day are in the fore­front and hence the girl child should be saved.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Po­lice­women take over a po­lice sta­tion at Vashi on In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day; (below) a dance per­for­mance at Vashi.

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