Accord top priority to safety and security of women: Gurpreet Bhullar directs Field Officers

Jalandhar, December 2, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

The Commissioner of Police Jalandhar Mr. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar today said that directed the officers of the Jalandhar Commissionerate Police to accord top priority for ensuring safety and security of the women in the city.

Chairing a meeting with the officers and other stakeholders, in the aftermath of the Telangana incident, to sensitise them here at the local Police lines, the Commissioner of Police said that the Commissionerate Police was duty-bound to protect the dignity and honour of the women at all costs.

He said that the Police force was highly sensitive for extending a helping hand for the women in distress. Mr. Bhullar said that the main focus was to curb the crime against women by speeding up police response and helping in prevention of crime against women.

The Commissioner of Police asked the officers to ensure timely assistance to the victims and bringing the perpetrators to the book. He said that this initiative has been necessitated keeping in view the rising crime against women all over the country.

Mr. Bhullar said that 14 teams of Women Armed Special Protection Squads (WASPS) were already working in the city to ensure safety and security of the women adding that it has produced desired results as Women were more confident to approach women commandos to report incidents of eve teasing and other crime against them.

The Commissioner of Police asked the officers to ensure quick response to any complaint lodged by the women in distress. He asked the officers to make sure that in case of any such call immediate and effective response was made.

Mr. Bhullar also directed that vigil must be enhanced near women colleges, schools, co-ed colleges, girls hostels, working women hostels, busy markets, malls, cinemas and other sensitive points to instil a sense of security amongst the women.

The Commissioner of Police said that the Commissionerate Police was committed for providing a safe living and working environment to women and protect them against offences like eve teasing, molestation, stalking, chain snatching and others.

He solicited the support of Presidents of Taxi, Auto-Rickshaw and other stake holders present in the meeting for curbing crime against women. Mr. Bhullar also asked the WASPS team and women Helpline number 1091 and 112 team to work proactively for helping the women in distress.

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