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Sunday , December 30 , 2012
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Diktat to ensure safety of women

Ranchi, Dec. 29: Chief minister Arjun Munda today directed the state police to install CCTVs and proper illumination in public places and around educational institutions in the state to ensure no atrocities against women took place.

In a meeting at his Kanke Road residence at 6pm, Munda directed that the helpline number 0651-3059999 be dedicated to register complaints against women. People were also asked to lodge their protest on the portal

“The complaints would automatically and immediately get transferred to the mobile numbers of the concerned police officers in the respective areas. A special cell in the CID department would be opened which will take care of status of complaint and follow up actions,” a close aide of the chief minister said.

Sources said the direction was to install CCTVs and proper lighting facilities in and around bus stands, government and private educational institutions, banks etc.

The meeting was attended by chief secretary S.K. Choudhary, home secretary J.B. Tubid, social welfare secretary Mridula Sinha, social welfare director K.K. Soan, additional director general of police Ashok Sinha, inspector general (operations and intelligence) S.N. Pradhan, IG (organised crime) Sampat Meena and DIG Priya Dubey.

Munda called the meeting following the death of the Delhi gang rape victim early this morning.

During the evening meeting, it was revealed that 38,000 cases of atrocities against women have been reported in Jharkhand over the last 12 years.

This year alone, 4,700 cases have been reported.