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Feb 03, 2011 at 10:06am IST

Women in Delhi Police get commando training

New Delhi: Delhi is not the safest city in the country for women. Last year as many as 585 women faced some sort of sexual harassment.

But, to rein eve teasers and trouble makers in, Delhi Police has now started giving specialised commando training to its recruits.

After the training is complete, the feisty young women will be able to fight, strike and immobilise anyone who dares to break the law.

The reason for starting the programme was to give a boost to women safety in the national capital.

"We wanted to increase presence of women in Delhi University areas and other places where there are a large number of women," said Om Prakash, Inspector, Commando.

The women recruits were also being given the same training as their male counterparts and will also be trained in handling hostage situations and terrorist attacks. And most importantly, it has made these recruits extremely confident.

"Now I can do anything a man can and its not a problem for me," said Bites Geeta.

But it's not going to be easy for the trainees, as the batch of approximately 500 women will be undergoing a seven-month training programme after which only about a hundred will be put on specialised duties.

"We will be grading them and then decide where to put them," said Joint Commissioner of Police, Training SN Shrivastava.