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Dec 28, 2012 at 07:49pm IST

Andhra Pradesh: Cyberabad police stations to have women help desks from 2013

Hyderabad: Cyberabad is all set to get a Women Help Desk at every police station from 2013, police said on Friday. "Deputy Commissioners of Police have been asked to create help desks for women at all the police stations to curb the crime against women," Police Commissioner Ch Dwarka Tirumala Rao said at his year-end press conference.

These desks would be headed by lady police officers. The complaints received by the desk would be monitored daily through an online system. "Sensitive cases in which women are victims will be handled by women inspectors, under the supervision of Additional DCP Crimes, also a woman officer," the Commissioner said.

In 2012, 72 rape cases were registered in Cyberabad limits, against 84 in 2011. Number of crimes against women decreased from 1,878 in 2011 to 1,642 cases in 2012, he added. However, 779 incidents of chain-snatching were reported in 2012 against 667 in 2011, and police have decided to create a special cell in the Crime Branch for targeting chain snatchers, Rao said.

Women Help Desk at every police station in Cyberabad

These desks would be headed by women police officers while complaints received would be monitored online.

Cyberabad Commissionerate is also planning to get bio-metric finger printing system for its fingerprint unit that will help in quicker identification of the accused. A proposal for nine more Law and Order police stations, four Women Stations and three Traffic Police Stations is afoot. "The Law and Order situation in Cyberabad has remained peaceful during 2012. As many as 24,652 cases were reported as against 23,119 in 2011," Rao said, adding that 58 cyber crimes were registered in 2012 against 31 in 2011, and of the 58 cases, 25 were cracked by the police.