NCW asks Delhi Police to increase patrolling, set up women desks

In the wake of recent incidents of crime against women in the capital, the National Commission for Women (NCW) today asked the Delhi Police to increase patrolling and set up round-the-clock women desks at police stations.

Updated: Dec 14, 2010, 22:17 PM IST

New Delhi: In the wake of recent incidents
of crime against women in the capital, the National Commission
for Women (NCW) today asked the Delhi Police to increase
patrolling and set up round-the-clock women desks at police
stations.

The NCW presented its 12-point demand at a meeting its
Chairperson Girija Vyas had with Police Commissioner B K Gupta
here.

Vyas and Gupta discussed the issue of safety of women
in the capital in the backdrop of the recent cases of rape and
assault on women, an official said.

Vyas told the Commissioner that there should be more
police patrolling and that a 24-hour women desk should be set
up at police stations to handle cases of crime against women
effectively, the official said.

The NCW chief also asked Gupta to ensure checking of
speeding cars and those with tinted glasses. Also it should be
ensured that a female security guard accompany women employees
in office cabs, she said.

Vyas also favoured setting up of fast track courts to
handle cases of harassment of women.

A string of cases related to abduction and gang rape
of young women in the past few months in the capital has
sparked public outrage and raised questions over safety of
women in the city.

-PTI