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All-women police stations to tackle crime against women in West Bengal

Friday, 28 December 2012 - 4:45pm IST | Place: Kolkata | Agency: PTI
Official sources said the sanctioned strength of the police stations was an inspector, eight sub-inspectors, eight assistant sub-inspectors and 30 constables.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said her government is setting up 65 all-woman police stations across the state to tackle crimes against woman.

Addressing a rally here in Jalpaiguri district in North Bengal, Banerjee said "In Bengal there will be 65 all-woman police stations. Of them ten have already been set up."

Official sources said the sanctioned strength of the police stations was an inspector, eight sub-inspectors, eight assistant sub-inspectors and 30 constables.

She said that 19 human rights courts and 158 fast track courts have also been set up.

After becoming the chief minister, Banerjee had announced that to tackle the increasing number of crimes against women, she would set up all-women police stations across the state.




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