J&K Police trains female security teams in Srinagar – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Srinagar, February 14: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday launched two female squads to ensure the safety and security of women in the city.
The teams will patrol around training centers, schools, colleges and other vulnerable areas in Srinagar, a police spokesman said.
He said they would also be in contact with administrators of educational institutions and coaching centers for immediate action should the need arise.
Deputy Inspector General, Central Kashmir Range, Sujit Kumar, who reported the squads, applauded Srinagar Police for the initiative and said they would prevent crimes like a recent acid attack on a woman in acting as a deterrent.
The spokesperson said each squad will include five female police officers or civil servants. A police inspector, Khalida Parveen, has been appointed overall manager of the two teams, he added.
These squads will work in close coordination with PCR vans, jurisdictional police stations and the Rambagh women’s station, he said.
A dedicated women’s hotline 9596770601 has been launched by Srinagar Police which is already operational 24 hours a day exclusively for women’s safety issues, the spokesperson said.
Srinagar Police assures all citizens that crimes against women will not be tolerated at all and that preventive and remedial measures in this regard will be vigorously implemented, he said.
A 24-year-old woman was burned after she was recently given acid in Srinagar. Three men have been arrested in this case. (Agencies)

Mara R. Wilmoth