Women police personnel patrolling near colleges and women’s hostels; complaint boxes outside such institutions; sensitisation of police personnel; recording of the victim’s statement at her home or office! These are among the guidelines issued by Ajay Tomar, joint commissioner of police, Sector 1, Ahmedabad, to curb crimes against women and to make them feel safe in the city.
Prompted by the recent Delhi gang-rape incident, the senior police officer framed the list to encourage women to file a complaint for any violence and also to deal with such cases with utmost care.
Talking to DNA, Tomar averred that these were not tall claims but a genuine attempt to deal with cases related to crime against women. “We are trying our best to execute as well as supervise these guidelines,” the officer added.
Police officers, including deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners, will see the complaints inserted in boxes kept outside colleges and girls’ hostels and ensure redressal on an immediate basis. The police plan to involve the community in identifying solutions to issues related to crime against women.
Help desks will be established at some of the slums, Kalupur railway station, state transport bus stand, and other places. They will function from 7 am to 10 pm. Kiosks to help women will be set up in all slum areas soon, Tomar said, adding, “These guidelines will be implemented on an immediate basis, while they will be reviewed exactly after a month with members of NGOs.”