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Kolkata police launches all-women patrolling squad

PTI
Published Jul 12, 2018, 7:54 pm IST
Updated Jul 12, 2018, 7:54 pm IST
In a bid to make public places safer for women, the Kolkata Police launched a special all-women patrolling team called 'The Winners'.
Over 20 policewomen were present during their first official appearance at a programme held at the force's headquarter in Lalbazar. (Photo: Facebook/Kolkatapolice)
 Over 20 policewomen were present during their first official appearance at a programme held at the force's headquarter in Lalbazar. (Photo: Facebook/Kolkatapolice)

Kolkata: Aiming to combat and prevent crimes like molestation, eve-teasing and make public places safer for women, the Kolkata Police on Thursday launched a special all-women patrolling team called "The Winners".

The primary job of these lady officers will be to assist their male counterpart in helping women having complaints of molestation or eve-teasing occurred on city streets, a senior officer of the Kolkata Police said.

 

Moving around on their blue-white and pink-black scooters, they will also be of help in pulling up women accused of breaking traffic rules, he added.

Over 20 policewomen were present during their first official appearance at a programme held at the force's headquarter in Lalbazar.

They underwent a training for the purpose at the Police Training School in the city, the IPS officer added.

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