All Delhi police stations to have 9 women officers

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 19:49 hrs

New Delhi: Each police station in Delhi will have two woman sub-inspectors and seven woman constables as part of enhanced policing measures in the backdrop of brutal gang rape of a girl in the capital.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters Thursday that he had signed the file for appointing two woman sub-inspectors and seven woman constables in every police station in Delhi.

Shinde had announced earlier that all police stations in the capital will have woman police officials. The step was announced in the wake of public outrage over the gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in the capital Dec 16. The girl died in a hospital in Singapore last week.

Delhi has 166 police stations. Officials said that a recruitment drive is likely to be undertaken for appointing more women personnel in police stations.

The government has appointed a committee to strengthen laws for proving speedier justice and enhanced punishment in cases of aggravated sexual assault. It has also appointed a Commission of Inquiry to look into the gruesome rape incident.

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