600 women to join Bihar police force
Patna: Bihar police is all set to get an additional 600 women constables next week to strengthen the infrastructure of its women police stations in the state.
"An additional 600 women police constables trained by BMP (Bihar Military Police) will pass out on January 17," state police chief Abhyanand said.
The new women police constables have been trained in arms and will be posted in women police stations across the state, he said.
Additional Director General of Police, Headquarters, Ravinder Kumar said there are 1500 police women, officer as well as constables, in the state at present.
Women police stations were set up in all 40 police districts in the state in 2012 for effective hearing of crimes pertaining to dowry and other family disputes.
Out of 40 women police stations in the state, 33 have women station house officers, while 7 others are run by male SHOs due to shortage of women staff, Abhyanand said.
With induction of the 600 police women, the infrastructure of these police stations would be strengthened to ward off unpleasant incidents like the gang-rape of the 23-year-old girl in Delhi, he added.