Gurgaon district is all set to get its first all-women police station, part of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s plan to open at least one such police station in each district. At present, only Sonepat district has two all-women police stations. The police station will be staffed by 27 women police personnel — a station house officer, two sub-inspectors, three assistant sub-inspectors, four head constables and 16 constables. A unit of the Haryana Mahila Rapid Action Force too will be stationed at the police station at all times to deal with emergencies. An ACP-rank officer will be in overall charge of the police station. “The police station will be well-equipped and have a brand new fleet of vehicles, including PCR vans and motorcycles. Besides, there will be a separate lock-up for those held for crimes against women,” a police officer said.
Apart from law and order duties, personnel at the police station will also offer tips to women to deal with eve-teasers and molesters. Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said legal assistance will be provided to complainants at the police station. “For this, a legal aid cell will be set up for which we are in talks with the District Legal Services Authority. Women complainants will also be counselled by NGOs at the police station,” he said. ACP (Crime) Rajesh Kumar Chechi said crimes against women in Gurgaon had come down significantly. Gurgaon police, he added, registered 66 cases of crimes against women until July 2015, against 74 cases in the same period last year.