On Wednesday afternoon, an all-women motorbike squad of the Kolkata Police rolled out from from the Lalbazar Police headquarters in their brand new scooties to patrol the streets of Kolkata.
Dressed in the whites of Kolkata Police, a squad of about 24 women constables were congratulated by Kolkata Police Commisioner Rajeev Kumar in a brief ceremony at the police headquarters before they took the streets.
“Introducing, The Winners – a special all-women patrolling team to combat and prevent crimes like molestation, eve-teasing etc to make public places safer for women,” Kolkata Police tweeted.
According to senior officials of Kolkata Police, the constables were inducted in the all-women force based on their record. They were given special training for about two months before taking up the new assignment.
Officers in the all-women patrolling squad will have a camera fitted to their uniforms and each scooty is to have two constables. While the squad will cover the entire jurisdiction of Kolkata Police, they will keep a special eye on schools, colleges and parks.
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