Vijay Bahuguna announces slew of measures for women safety

Vijay Bahuguna

In the backdrop of the Delhi gangrape incident, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday announced a slew of measures, including setting up of fast track courts, to make the city a safer place for women.

A toll-free service will soon be started in Dehradun to register women's complaints and fast track courts will be set up to dispose of cases related to crimes against women, Bahuguna.

The fast track courts will come up in Dehradun, Haridwar, Udhamsingh Nagar and Nainital districts, he said.

Women will not have to go to a police station to register their complaints, he said adding steps will be taken to send police personnel to their homes to register their complaints.

A separate cell headed by a senior police official will be created at the state police headquarters to deal with crime against women, Bahuguna said.

Five hostels for working women will also be built in Selaqui, Dehradun, Haridwar and Udhamsingh Nagar, he said.

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