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Army to recruit women in military police in effort to break gender barriers

It would help in investigating allegations of gender specific crimes, Lt Gen Kumar said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

The has finalised a plan to induct in the military police, a senior officer said today.

The plan -- being seen as a major step towards breaking barriers in the force -- is to induct approximately 800 in with a yearly intake of 52 personnel per year, Adjutant General of the Lt. Gen. told reporters.

In an interview to PTI in June, Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat had said the was looking at inducting jawans and the process would start with the induction of into corps.

Lt. Gen. Kumar said the decision to induct in Corps of would help in investigating allegations of specific crimes.

Currently, are allowed in select areas such as medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the

The role of the includes policing cantonments and establishments, preventing breach of rules and regulations by soldiers, maintaining movement of soldiers as well as logistics during peace and war, handling prisoners of war and extending aid to civil police whenever required.

First Published: Fri, September 08 2017. 15:41 IST