All set for the inauguration of the first-ever Disha Mahila Police station in Rajamahendravaram by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday. At 10:30 p.m, the CM Jagan Mohan Reddy will inaugurate the Disha Mahila police station, one of the two such police stations in East Godavari district. The second one will come up at Kakinada. After interacting with officials concerned, the APCM will address the Disha workshop and police officials of all the 18 Disha police stations being set up across the State.
AP CM YS Jagan has also released a booklet related to Disha App and Disha Mahila police station. Among its unique features, the Disha police station will work 24 hours, and 52 employees have been deployed in the station. The government also plans to set up 13 Disha police stations across the state.
దిశ చట్టంలో ప్రత్యేకతలు. #DishaPoliceStation#YSJaganLaunchesDishaApp pic.twitter.com/KRe9cEV2uj
— YSRCP Digital Media (@YSRCPDMO) February 8, 2020
Apart from this, 18 Disha control rooms will work 24 hours. The Rajamahendravaram Disha police station is built on 4,000 sq. ft. and is spread across two floors. Every Disha police station will be under the supervision of two DSP Deputy Superintendent of Police, apart from five inspectors, 18 constables, two data entry operators, and one cyber expert. Disha police station will have a forensic lab and special court, besides investigating the case. A special control room police will set up Disha App for the women’s safety. CM YS Jagan will address a one-day workshop that will be organized at Adikavi Nannaya University.
The inauguration of #DishaPoliceStation & launch of Disha App are historic steps towards the safety of women in AP. In times of distress, women can easily get in touch with concerned officials. The AP Govt is striving to eradicate crimes against women.#YSJaganLaunchesDishaApp pic.twitter.com/GWeWiMfH7j
— YS Sharmila (@ys_sharmila) February 8, 2020
In a move towards woman security after the heinous act of Disha brutal gangrape and murder case in neighboring state Telangana, CM YS Jagan had enacted the AP Disha Act 2019 law. Under the Disha Act proposed by the AP state government, the accused will get capital punishment if there is proper evidence to prove crime cases against women such as rape. The judgment would be announced in 21 days, conduct enquiry in 7 days and investigation in 14 days. This law is an amendment to the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law.
Women’s safety is of the utmost importance to AP government. India’s first police station
dedicated to women #DishaPoliceStation and the Disha App will help women fight
against physical abuse and ambush easily. Please download the App !#YSJaganLaunchesDishaApp pic.twitter.com/5YGIfgGhg9
— Mekathoti Sucharitha (@SucharitaYSRCP) February 8, 2020
According to DGP Gautam Sawang, police officials of different cadres will be appointed at every Disha police station. Special labs and separate public prosecutors will also be appointed for the trial of cases. Special training will be given on how to deal with cases of violence against women. In addition, Disha App, which helps women and girls in distress reach the police, will be launched by the CM.