New Delhi: The Home Ministry today ordered appointment of two woman sub-inspectors and seven woman constables in every police station in Delhi.
this, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the Delhi Police will soon
launch a special drive for recruiting female constables and officers and
appoint more women personnel in police stations to instill confidence
"I have signed the filed for appointing two woman
sub-inspectors and seven woman constables in every police station in
Delhi," he told reporters here.
The Home Minister's order comes
in the backdrop of public outrage over the gang-rape of a 23-year-old
girl in the capital on December 16. The girl died in a hospital in
Singapore on December 29.
Delhi has around 166 police stations and police strength of nearly one lakh personnel.
government has already taken a series of measures for security of women
in Delhi and appointed a committee to review the anti-rape law for
proving speedier justice and enhanced punishment for criminal involved
in sexual assault cases.
It has also appointed a Commission of
Inquiry to find out various aspect of the shocking gang rape incident,
identify the lapses, if any, on the part of the police or any other
authority or person that contributed to the occurrence.