In a bid to prevent eve-teasing and similar incidents of sexual harassment, Rajasthan women police personnel for the first time patrolled the streets of Jaipur since 6 am on Wednesday.
Donning the khaki uniform, these women police personnel were deployed particularly near parks, cinema halls and colleges.
India Today reporters travelled with a couple of such patrolling units that were stationed at various places, including at Jaipur's Central Park and another outside a college.
The units moved from one location to another, being on the look-out for anyone trying to indulge in any act of impropriety.
RAJASTHAN POLICE LAUNCHES 26 WOMEN PATROLLING UNITS
Rajasthan police has launched 26 women patrolling units, each comprising two female constables. These units are deployed in sensitive areas, where instances of eve-teasing and harassment have occurred in the past. A total of 52 female police constables, in groups of two, are supposed to operate from 6 am to 10 pm.
The team is headed by an additional DCP rank officer.
According to Jaipur police, these personnel will be commanded and supervised from Abhay, the command and control centre.
These personnel will be deployed at random according to the requirement at that moment and have been given wireless sets, which are connected with PCR vans, a senior Jaipur police officer said.