Srinagar: As many as 140 women on Thursday were sworn-in as constables in the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
“Their joining would help us in strengthening the existing police stations and also women cells opened in some other towns and in the fight against crime in the State,” said Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid.
They are the new batch of ‘lady constables’ who have passed out from Sher-i-Kashmir Police Academy in the garrison town of Udhampur, an official release said. Vaid was the chief guest, it added.
While speaking on the occasion, the police chief said that it was “very heartening” to see 140 women who have come from various parts of the restive state joining the police force.
While complementing the Director and the training staff of the Academy, Vaid said that since 60 percent of the batch is below the age of 25 years and 36 pass outs are having educational qualification of graduation and above, “these lady constables will prove helpful in enhancing the working efficiency of Women Police Stations in the State”.
He also said that the increased number of women constables in the districts “will go long way in curbing the crimes against women as women complainants feel comfortable with the officers and personnel of their gender”.
The police chief felicitated the outstanding trainees including Constable Ishrat Ahad who was promoted our of turn for securing ‘All Round Best’ position during the training. She was also rewarded for 1st position in Range Classification (firer) with DGP’s Commendation Certificate class-1st along with cash reward of Rs. 7,500.
Anu Radha, was rewarded for securing 2nd ‘All Round Best’ position and 1st position in outdoor with Commendation Certificates class 1st with cash reward of Rs. 17,500.
Suman Kumari, secured 3rd ‘All Round Best’ position, with Commendation Certificate class 1st and cash reward of Rs. 7,500/- where as, Simmy Khana was rewarded for securing 1st in indoor position with Commendation Certificate class 1st along with cash reward of Rs. 7,500, the police handout said.