Amid nationwide outrage over Hyderabad rape and murder case, Punjab police will give free drop facility to women from 9 pm to 6 am

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announced that police will provide free drop facility for women who are stranded outside between 9 pm and 6 am

  • State-wide facility will be available on DIAL 100, 112 and 181 through which woman caller will be immediately connected to the Police Control Room

  • To give sense of 'total security' to women availing this facility, CM has directed that at least one lady police officer should accompany her during transportation

Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced that police will provide free drop facility to home for women who are stranded outside between 9 pm and 6 am, an official statement said.

 Amid nationwide outrage over Hyderabad rape and murder case, Punjab police will give free drop facility to women from 9 pm to 6 am

File image of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh. AFP

The state-wide facility will be available on DIAL 100, 112 and 181 through which a woman caller will be immediately connected to the Police Control Room (PCR), it said. The Director-General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta has been directed by the chief minister to ensure the implementation of the facility across the state, the statement said.

To give a sense of "total security" to the woman availing this facility, the chief minister has directed that at least one lady police officer should accompany her during the transportation. Besides, dedicated PCR vehicles will also be made available at all the Commissionerates, the statement quoted the DGP as saying.

The deputy superintendent of police (Crime Against Women) will be the nodal officer to implement the scheme in each district, it said. The directions from the chief minister have come amid the nationwide furore over the rape and murder of a Telangana veterinarian.

Expressing shock over the incident, Singh said his government was committed to ensuring the safety and security of women in the state and would take all possible steps for the same. The DGP said police were working on more such schemes to provide fool-proof security to women.

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Updated Date: Dec 04, 2019 17:17:27 IST