In the disturbing pan India scenario of rising crimes against women, the Kolkata police must be lauded for launching an all women squad named ‘The Winners’. This team will be patrolling the streets of the city to check verbal and physical assaults against women.
On 11 July, the team was flagged off from the Police Head Quarters at Lalbazaar by the city’s Commissioner of Police, RajeevKumar.
The team comprising 25 members has undergone rigorous training at the Kolkata Police Training Centre. They have been training since March and can use lethal and non lethal weapons. According to Meeraj Khalid, Deputy Commissioner, the squad will be placed at important places like shopping malls, bus stations, colleges and schools, etc from where most eve teasing cases are reported. It is hoped that with this step the incidence of petty thefts and eve teasing will effectively be brought down.