Women’s panel chief irked over poor state of Uttara Kannada police station

Source: The Hindu | By Sajjad Qazi | Published on 11th July 2018, 12:10 PM | Coastal News | Don't Miss |

Karwar: Irked over the poor state of the lone women’s police station in Uttara Kannada district at Karwar, Chairperson of Karnataka State Commission for Women Nagalaxmi Bai on Tuesday directed the Superintendent of Police of the district to immediately take remedial measures.

Ms. Bai, who was in Karwar on Tuesday to hold a review meeting, was shocked by the state of the station in the district, as it lacked even basic amenities and there was no toilet for the staff.

Making no efforts to hide her displeasure, she said in the review meeting that it was shocking that the lone women’s police station was in a such a neglected state.

She directed the District Superintendent of Police to take steps to immediately provide facilities.

Superintendent of Police Vinayak Patil said that steps had been taken for the construction of a new building for the station and temporary arrangement would be made immediately.

Deputy Commissioner S.S. Nakul said steps would be taken to immediately shift the station to another building temporarily till the new building came up.

She also expressed displeasure over absence of the officials of District Labour Department in the meeting and failure to provide information to the meeting about the condition of female employees in various garment units and other factories in the district. She asked the district administration to immediately take steps to pay visits to these units and submit a report by month end.

Cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), sexual offences, maintenance of hostels for women and cases of sexual harassement of women at work places were discussed during the meeting. Deputy Director of Woman and Child Development Rajendra Bekal and others were present.

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