Amritsar gets Women & Child Helpline

February 01, 2009
Amritsar Police has set up Women and Child Helpline in its efforts to streamline Community Oriented Policing. The helpline will provide 24-hour help to the women who are victims of marital cruelty, excesses, torture, eve-teasing and other crimes against women. It will also provide help to the children in distress.
A dedicated toll free number 1091 has been started for the purpose. Any body can get help after dialing this number. Another phone number 9781101091 has also been earmarked for this purpose. A team of Women officers will be available round the clock for this purpose. One gypsy including all accessories has been provided to this staff. It will function from the newly constructed building of Police Post Circuit House.

Family Counseling Cell
Family Counseling Cell which has been providing help to the people victim of any kind of family dispute has been shifted to the new building of Police Post Circuit House. It will function in close association with various NGOs like Rotary Clubs, Mahila Shakti, All India women Conference, AIHRA, District Red Cross Society and Punjab Women Commission. This will also function as nodal agency for all such counseling centers working in the city. It is pertinent to mention here that the counseling centers which have been functioning in DAV Public School, Lawrence Road and SL Bhawan Public School are providing good results to the citizens of the city.

Lodge Your own FIR
This scheme was launched in the January 2008 to provide facility to the people for quick and easy registration of complaints. This scheme was very popular in the city and more than thousand complaints were received during the year 2008. Earlier two centres were set up for this purpose – Police booth Golden Temple and PS Sadar. The Third centre has now been set up in the newly constructed building of Police Post Circuit House Amritsar.
FIRs can also been registered through E-mail by sending complete detail on the ID

This complex including all these facilities was inaugurated on 01.02.2009. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Amritsar assured the citizens at this occasion that more such facilities will be provided to the people in the coming days with community participation. A number of police officers including lady officers as well as intellectuals and social activists were present at this occasion.

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