Making the presence of fairer sex in the State police department more pronounced, Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced a new Mahila Battalion in Santhal Pargana, which will have its headquarters in Dumka.
Making the announcement in a programme by Jharkhand Police to celebrate International Women’s Day, Das said, “To usher in a bright future for Jharkhand, women of the State will have to be educated, strengthened economically and given bigger responsibilities. In the near future, we will see women playing a crucial role in every sector in Jharkhand, be it law and order or administration or any other,” he further added.
The CM also flagged off a contingent of Shakti Commandoes along with launching an Android mobile application, Shakti, both created with specific focus on women security. The mobile application will cover 16 police stations in the urban parts of Ranchi, whereas the 20 scooter-ridden Shakti Commando units will be deployed across the city. He also launched a fleet of 18 new patrolling vans for crime prevention in the State capital.
Each unit of the Shakti Commandoes will have two female constables, equipped with Android smartphones, wireless sets and handguns. These female constables will be deployed in areas which see high footfall of girls and women, like educational institutions and markets.
As for Shakti app, women can use the mobile application to call for help in times of distress, which will alert the nearest police patrolling unit so that they can rush to help. Apart from them, the Shakti Commandoes and 10 of the new patrolling vans will be dedicated to look after the complaints received from Shakti app.