Nagpur, January 2: Maharashtra Police launched an initiative “Bharosa Cell” in Nagpur city in order to help women and children deal with crime. Also accordingly Maharashtra Police will start 'Bharosa Cell' in all the districts to provide assistance to women and children who are victims of any crime, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.
"The formation of Bharosa Cell is the need of the hour to address the problems of the victims (women and children). Such cell will provide all assistance including psychiatric help and legal advice to them," said Fadnavis after the inauguration of Bharosa Cell of Nagpur police.The cell, brain-child of city police chief K Venkatesh, is first of its kind experimentation to help woman in a more comprehensive manner ranging from legal assistance, psychological counseling and police help. Woman police inspector Subhada Sankhe has been made in-charge of the cell.Apart from police, several other experts from various faculties have been roped in too. Women advocates and social workers too would be a part of the project. "There is a need of developing trust in the minds of people who approach police station with a hope of getting justice," said the CM.
"The nature of crime and violence in the society is changing due to increasing use of Information Technology by criminals. There is a need for fear of law. In this changing scenario the police department should also use IT in its working." the CM said. The use of information technology by the police will help in speedy justice for citizens.
The main objective of the cell would be to ensure that an aggrieved woman shall have various types of assistance. Joint CP Santosh Rastogi also stated that the cell will also have a temporary shelter facility for the women.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Nagpur Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule were present for the function.