Jaipur: The second city to get its lady police patrol units, a sight that would scare the offenders, and also a relief for the women.
This Monday, Jaipur got its first lady police patrol unit, well trained in few combats.
The unit comprises of 52 women constables, who are assigned for patrolling various areas around the city to restrain offenders from harassing women sexually, on 26 two wheelers donated by the Hero Motor Cops.
Sanjay Agarwal, Commissioner of Jaipur, states, “The primary focus of this patrolling unit will be to effectively address the grievances of women in the city. We have identified several places with the varying magnitude of importance where these women will be deployed”.
Neelam Choudhary, 25 year old lady constable asserts, “We won’t let those who harass women get away. For the last few months, we have been trained to deal with such situations” with her one hand casually resting on the baton strapped to her belt.
Sohan Kanwar, another constable says,“I didn’t know how to ride a two-wheeler but learnt it during the training. We have also been given lessons in martial arts, yoga, horse riding and other modes of combat”.
The Police commissioner is quite confident about the female patrolling team in the city for it would definitely help in controlling the sexual harassment’s against women.
Says the Commissioner, “The purpose of all women patrolling unit is to put women at ease which will make them more forthcoming and less hesitant in approaching the police if they face any problem”.
Last year in October, Udaipur was the first city in Rajasthan to appoint female patrolling team, as reported in Hindustan Times.