Panels to monitor women atrocity cases in Himachal

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 01, 2013 10:30 hrs

Shimla, Jan 1 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to set up state and district-level committees to review progress of all cases of crime against women, an official said Tuesday.

The official told IANS that Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had ordered the setting up of a state-level committee headed by the chief secretary and district-level committees headed by deputy commissioners to review all such cases of atrocities on women and action taken by authorities.

The state committee will meet quarterly while the district panels will meet every month.

Police have also been asked to post at least one woman constable at every police station and police post.

The decisions were taken atthe chief minister's meeting with top functionaries here Monday.

"Atrocities on women and girls will have zero tolerance and police will have to ensure registration of first information reports and speedy trial," Virbhadra Singh said.

Meanwhile, death of the Delhi gang-rape victim seemed to have no effect on the scale of New Year revelry in the state.

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