'Cauvery' squad to help women in Kodagu

'Cauvery' squad to help women in Kodagu

To curtail rise in atrocities against women and to provide security to women, the Kodagu district police have constituted ‘Cauvery’ squad on the model of Hoysala.

Superintendent of Police M N Anucheth said that the ream will patrol in Madikeri, Virajpet and Kushalnagar. It will start its operation in Gonikoppa and Somwarpet shortly.

The team will patrol in a jeep and will have one ASI rank officer and police constables. The team will patrol near women’s colleges, schools, hostels and remand homes.

Woman constable in every station should visit children’s home during night patrol.

Women help desk has been opened in every police station.

A woman police will be deployed to women help desk started in every college and high school, for one hour. The names of the complainant in sexual atrocity cases will be kept in secret. Those who want to complaint can dial toll free number 1091 or 100.

11 sexual assaults

A total of 11 sexual assault cases have been reported in Kodagu district in the last six months. Twenty seven cases have been registered last year, said the SP.

Barring one case, in other cases accused has been arrested and produced to the court.

Eight sexual assaults have been committed on minors. Most of the cases, it is the relatives and neighbours who have committed the crime.

“Goonda Act can be invoked on the accused in sexual assault cases. There is no question of hushing up the case through dialogue.”

Any citizen can walk in to the police station to register a FIR. If any police station refuse to register FIR, then they can contact me directly at 9480804901.

CCTV cameras will be installed at Kushalnagar to maintain law and order.

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