MUMBAI: The financial capital becomes the first city to get women in-charges in eight police stations. Taking to Twitter, Mumbai Police wrote, "Eight women police station in-charges a first in any city in the country, protecting the good and destroying the evil, with a smile each day."
With the country witnessing heinous crimes against women, this initiative by the Mumbai Police certainly ensures empowerment of women. Mumbai police are quite enthusiastic about these ladies heading their respective police stations and they expect that soon the number of stations led by women officers will be more.
Announcing the good news, Mumbai Police released a photograph of all the eight officials and captioned it - Trying to keep up with the city's trend of setting examples! #InspiredByMumbai.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) March 31, 2018
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also spoke about the development and said that as many as eight major police stations in the city have been assigned to women officials.
The names of the eight women police station in-charges are--Alka Mandave (Airport Police Station), Rashmi Jadhav (Cuffe Parade Police Station), Mrudula Lad (Sion Police Station), Lata Shirsat (Sahar Police Station), Jyotsna Rasam (Vanrai Police Station), Rohini Kale (Pantnagar Police Station), Vidhyalaxmi Hiremath (Aarey Police Station) and Kalpana Gadekar (BKC Police Station).
Rashmi Jadhav, in charge of Cuffe Parade Police Station, said that being female in charge of a police station, will help women and it will be more comfortable for girls and women to come and report crimes against them.
(With inputs from ANI)