A Women’s Assistance Centre was set up in Umred Police Station under Nagpur Rural Police. The Centre was inaugurated at the hands of Superintendent of Police (Nagpur Rural) Dr Arti Singh recently.
The setting up of the Women’s Assistance Centre is aimed at facilitating womenfolk to lodge complaints without hassles. The victim women, on many occasions, face problems in registering their complaints due to various reasons. Majority of Police Stations are manned by male police personnel. The women specifically find it awkward to lodge complaints of rape, molestation, family disputes particularly with husbands, and other complaints. Due to the hassles involved many women avoid lodging complaints with police. This results in the perpetrators of crimes against women going scot-free. However, the Women’s Assistance Centre will facilitate women in lodging their complaints without any problems. Earlier, such centres were established at Kelvad, Kalmeshwar, Bela, and Saoner Police Stations under Nagpur Rural jurisdiction. The Women’s Assistance Centre at Umred Police Station is situated in the premises itself. Women staffers have been appointed in the Centre.
Ths SP Arti Singh said that the Women’s Assistance Centres will be set in other Police Stations under Nagpur Rural Police soon.
The programme was attended among others by President of Ruby Social Welfare Society Rubina Patel, Member Shaina Sheikh, Umred Tehsildar Dipti Suryavanshi, Council President Kundatai Paunikar, District Supervising Officer Mrs Kamble, Chief of Women’s Complaints Redressal Centre API Anamika Mirzapure, Sub-Divisional Police Officer Shankarsinh Rajput, Police Inspector Sanjay Pawar and others.