CM for quick response of police to tackle crime against women

Mumbai: Immediate registration of cases and quick response by police are two key factors in checking crime against women, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today.

He unveiled a documentary on the women helpline '103' at an event organised by newly-formed Women Journalist Association (WJA).

"Two important things need to be taken into consideration in (tackling) crimes against women. First, the case should be registered immediately and another that the response of police towards it should be quick," he said.

WJA secretary Poonam Apraj said the documentary is made by the WJA in association with the Mumbai police.

Fadnavis said the country which fails to utilise its huge woman population lags behind other countries in terms of progress.

"The percentage of women employees working in Chief Minister Office here stood at 6 per cent during 1990 to 2014, but it has gone up to 20 per cent in just last one year," the CM said.

State DGP Pravin Dixit, city Police Commissioner Dattatray Padsalgikar and other top police brass were present at the function held in South Mumbai.

Fadnavis said the government will identify a place for WJA where women journalists can set up their office with rest rooms and function.

"Though it's hard to find a place in city like Mumbai due to scarcity of land, we would certainly find the place for WJA," he said.

Dixit said he has already asked all police stations in the state to file charge sheet within 24 hours in cases of molestation of women.

"This move will instill fear in the minds of elements who harass and molest women," he said.

Padsalgikar said the documentary should be screened at different places to spread awareness among women.

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