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December 5, 2019

Bangla plans setting up call centre to help women in distress

Bangla plans setting up call centre to help women in distress

Bangla government is mulling to set up a call centre having a toll free number to cater to the complaints of crime against women in the districts. Once a call is received, the executives at the call centre will alert the concerned police station in the districts for prompt action.

Kolkata police and the police administration in its surrounding areas have already beefed up security arrangements for the safety of the women. In Kolkata, the city police has already installed CCTV cameras and planning to set up many more of them besides operating mobile toilets for the fair sex for their security.

Kolkata police is also considering a new dedicated cyber crime investigation laboratory for quick and better probe of online crimes against women, a senior officer of the force said. The force has also taken initiative to educate men to respect women.

There have been campaigns by the city police to make citizens aware of emergency numbers like 100, 1090 and 1091. Kolkata police has also launched projects like ‘Respect Women’ and self-defence drives, like ‘Tejashwini’ to sensitive people and make women self-reliant.

Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a recent meeting directed all police stations to register complaints of violence against women without any delay. The chief minister also instructed senior officers to penalise police personnel, who refuses to register complaint in such cases.