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Ramesh announces 6 all-women police stations Ramesh announces 6 all-women police stations

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government will start six new women police stations, as part of ensuring more representation of women in the force. The decision was taken at the meeting of senior police officials chaired by home minister Ramesh Chennithala here on Monday.

"As a step towards finding solutions to the various issues faced by women and ensuring them justice, the government has decided to launch six more all-women police stations at Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kannur," he said.

"The modalities, including the jurisdiction of the police stations, are being worked out. The police stations will be operational from March 1," the minister said.

The police stations will be in addition to the three already operational in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. "In accordance with the policy of the government, to begin with, the police stations will become functional with the existing force since the recruitment and training of new police officials is a continuous time-consuming process," state police chief K S Balasubrahmanian.

The minister also announced launching of a commando training school with state-of-the-art facilities at Palavel near Nooranad in Alappuzha district to impart training to combat new challenges like the Maoist threat.

Ramesh hinted at making a new law to counter the menace of goons and quotation gangs. "The government wants to suppress such anti-social elements and for that, it is ready to make amendments in law. Also, the police top brass is keeping a tight watch on those police officials who have a nexus with criminal elements, the details of which cannot be divulged," he said.

The home minister said that the police department would strengthen two of its core investigating agencies -- the crime branch and the cyber-crimes section. "Despite limitations, like deficiency of manpower and technology, the crime branch has been doing a commendable job. The government will strengthen this division," he said.

As part of making the force more people-friendly, the government is planning to take up a new initiative for assisting the victims of crimes. "No details have been worked out yet," the minister said.

Senior officials of the police force except those from vigilance and anti-corruption bureau, fire force, jail and chemical examinations divisions attended.

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