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