Women shouldn’t suffer in silence, should seek police help: Delhi Police Chief

New Delhi: Delhi Police chief B S Bassi today emphasised on the importance of adequate safety and security for women and said that they should not suffer in silence but seek the help of police in times of crisis.

The Commissioner of Police, who gave a presentation on women safety and security before a gathering of representatives of about 200 Self Help Groups, said, “Safety, security and reporting of every crime against women are priorities of the Delhi Police.”

The programme, organised by Delhi Police’s Special Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC), was attended by over 800 representatives of different SHGs, a senior police officer said.

The powerpoint presentation given by Bassi also focused on women safety initiatives, gender sensitisation, data on crime against women and self-defence training for them.

It was followed by a short documentary on ‘Himmat’ App which was launched by Delhi Police for women in distress.

Bassi also interacted with women during the over three hour long programme and assured them that necessary action will be taken on the suggestions and complaints made by them.

Several other senior Delhi Police officers, including Senior Special CPs Dharmendra Kumar, Dipak Mishra, Special CPs Amulaya Patnaik, S Sundari Nanda Taj Hasan, Joint Commissioners of SPUWAC, Crime and different Ranges, DCPs were also present in the programme.