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Crime against women reduced by 12 pc in 2013-17: Kataria

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Home Chand today said crime against women had reduced by 12 per cent in the state between 2013-17 and that Mahila Desks had been established in most police stations.

The also said that stations had been setup in 40 police districts of

Replying to a question in the Question Hour of the Assembly, said of the 861 police stations in the state, 786 had Mahila Desks to address issues related to women.

Between 2013-17, there were 330 cases registered in Kota, 200 to 300 cases in six districts, 100-200 cases in 17 districts and up to 100 cases in 16 districts, he said.

There was no requirement of a station in Hanumangarh as the rate of crime against women had dropped significantly there in this period, said replying to a Supplementary Question.

Kataria said that women patrol teams were constituted in districts.

Swift action is taken when any case of a crime against a women is reported and no proposals related to the launch of the Anti-Romeo campaign are pending with the Home department, he said.

The Home further informed the House about the initiatives taken by his department for better policing.

He said CCTV cameras were being installed and that these were controlled by command centres.

Special campaigns, including those related to self- defence, were also being carried out for the security of girls and women at state, the minister said.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 16:05 IST