All women squad to protect Jaipur women


Jaipur, May 1 : On the lines of Uttar Pradesh’s anti-Romeo squads, Jaipur Police today launched ‘Lady Patrolling Unit’, who will keep a watch and protect women on the streets.

An all-women unit will now patrol the Pink City’s streets on two-wheelers to prevent crimes like eve-teasing, harassment, rape, molestation, assault and others against women.

Police Commissioner, Sanjay Agarwal said the armed units will possess customised batons, first-aid kits, searchlights and communication equipment, which would be directly linked to local police stations, the police control room and PCR vans.

At least 26 teams of two policewomen each will patrol areas frequented by women and girls on scooters.
Nodal officer Kamal Shekhawat said that close to 200 places have been initially identified where the teams will be deployed. Such places include schools, colleges and institutes and malls which are frequented by women and girls.

Udaipur was the first city in Rajasthan to launch an all-women patrolling wing in the state, which was flagged off by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in October last year.

The police commissioner flagged off the Jaipur unit at the commissionerate here in the presence of representatives of a two-wheeler company which has donated 26 scooters for the purpose.

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