K.T. Rama Rao wants police to go online

First women’s PS at Gachibowli, top cops to open twitter accounts

Hyderabad: Telangana state IT and panchayat raj minister K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday asked the state police to increase its presence on social media in order to increase interaction with people. He said that the DGP and police commissioners should have Twitter accounts so that people could directly reach them.

After inaugurating the first women’s police station in the Cyberabad IT corridor at Gachibowli, Mr Rao said that apart from proactive policing, to ensure safety of women in the city, it was important that the men in the society change their behaviour towards women and parents teach young boys to respect women.

He also asked all IT companies to join the Cyberabad Security Council, an organisation of companies that works closely with police to enhance security in the IT corridor.

Talking about women’s safety in the city, the minister added, “In spite of the Delhi and Madhapur gang-rape incidents, the number rape and molestation cases has not come down. Why have they not come down despite proactive policing? We need to train our children, especially boys, to respect women, and there should be behavioural changes.”

Insisting on gender sensitivity in policing, Mr Rao said that the gender neutral word “police officer” should be used instead of “policemen”.

He further said that the Telangana government would take the suggestion of DGP Anurag Sharma, to implement 33 per cent reservation for women in the state police. He praised the on-going cordon and search operation of the city police and the recent bust of major criminal gangs like the snake gang.

The IT minister inaugurated a women police station at Gachibowli near Outer Ring Road and another police station near IIIT.

On the occasion, Transport Minister Mr P. Mahender Reddy announced that 15 new buses would be provided to the Cyberabad police to enable personnel to conveniently reach interior areas.

Telangana DGP Mr Anurag Sharma informed that a woman counselor would be appointed at all police stations in the state. He also stressed on the need for providing soft skills to police personnel.

Cyberabad commissioner C.V. Anand said that expansion of CCTV camera installations in the IT corridor was going on.

( Source : dc correspondent )
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