Those who commit crimes against women should receive strict punishment
CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that those who commit crimes against women and children in the state should get strict punishment, for this, the government’s side should be kept firmly in the courts in such cases.
CM Shri Chouhan informed that 5205 girls who were abducted in the state in the last 6 months have been brought back which is 60.8% of the total 8566 girls abducted. He instructed that every girl child should be found and brought to her house safely.
CM Shri Chouhan was checking on the action taken in the cases of crimes against women and children and domestic violence in the state at Mantralaya. Home Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Director General of Police Shri Vivek Johri, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri Rajesh Rajora and others were present in the meeting. It was told that in 18 cases of crimes against women in the state, the death sentences given by the courts have been kept unchanged by the High Court. Now the matter is in the Supreme Court. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that the government’s side should be kept firmly in the cases in the Supreme Court.
Two districts of the state, Morena and Vidisha have been selected by the Central Government for the operation of Mahila Police Volunteer Scheme. Under the scheme, a woman police volunteer will be appointed in every village, ward, who will help in taking action against crimes against women. She will be given an honorarium of Rs 1000 per month. The decision to change the name of the Women’s Crime Branch of the police to Women’s Security Wing was also taken in the meeting. Urja Mahila Help Desk is being operated in 700 police stations of the state to help women. Through these, relief and assistance is being provided to women in cases of crimes against women. Necessary counselling is also being done in cases of domestic harassment. CM Shri Chouhan said that unemployment is also one of the reasons for crimes. Every month employment campaign should be conducted in every district in the state, through which maximum number of youth should be provided employment. CM Shri Chouhan directed that the vacant posts in the police department should be filled soon. Director General of Police Shri Johri informed that 18 thousand posts of police jawans are vacant in the state, whose recruitment process will start soon.