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65 all-woman police stations to be set up in West Bengal

Kolkata: Altogether 65 all-woman police stations will be set up in 20 West Bengal districts to deal with rising crime against women, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Wednesday.

She said the officer in-charge and all guards would be women in these police stations.

In the first phase, 20 such police stations will be set up for which 1,100 women police personnel would be recruited.

The purpose was to deal with rising crime against women in the State as well as to encourage women to join the police service, Ms. Banerjee said.

Correctional home

Balurghat: An open correctional home will come up here and land for it has been identified, West Bengal Jail Minister Shankar Chakraborty said on Wednesday.

Discussions have been held with the State Finance Department and work on the open jail will begin as soon as it is sanctioned, he said.

The open jail will help in proper rehabilitation of prisoners, Mr. Chakraborty added. - PTI

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