CM reviews Disha, Abhaya projects

Amaravati, July 2:

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting on Disha and Abhaya projects and directed the officials to ensure women police in Village/Ward Secretariats are active and women should complain to them instead of going to regular police stations.

During the review meeting held at camp office here on Friday, the Chief Minister said Zero FIR opportunity should be widely given. He said women may hesitate to go to police station for complaining and they should be provided with option to complain through women police in villages. He said women police should be given training in all features of Dishna App. He said District Collectors and SPs should review on women safety once in two weeks and send a report to the government. He said reception system in police stations should be strong and added to set up a display in police stations on how Disha App works

The Chief Minister directed the officials to focus on setting up 18 special courts for crimes against women and 19 special courts for crimes against children. The officials said Disha Bill is pending with Union Ministry of Women and Child Welfare and reminders were sent. The Chief Minister has written a letter to Women and Child Welfare Minister Smriti Irani seeking to expedite the process of approval of Disha Bill. The Chief Minister said to fill regular Public Prosecutor posts in existing designated courts by end of the week and added to link 181 women helpline to Disha App.
The Chief Minister has approved to recruit additional staff to strengthen Disha Call centers and said not to compromise over saftey and protection of women. He also approved for procurement of 145 Scorpio vehicles for Disha patrolling and these vehicles will be alloted to the police stations related to Colleges, Universities, Engineering colleges and other important places. He also agreed to setup six new Disha police stations across the state. The Chief Minister agreed to fill 61 posts in Forensic Department and directed the officials to complete the construction of (center fro excellence) labs in Tirupati and Vishakapatnam. Discussions were held on the use of Disha App for Abhayam project as the features in Disha App are better and the goals of the Abhayam project are also being reached. “Abhaya” also will become part of the control room set up for Disha App and ‘Abhayam’ devices will be installed in one lakh vehicles by December.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to take strict action against transportation and supply of marijuana. The Home Minister mentioned the incidents of crimes committed is high of weed. The Chief Minister instructed the officials to increase raids on peddlers of marijuana. The Home Minister said some incidents were completely distorted and false information is being propagated on the state government and the police department and added that someone was deliberately editing and making viral a portion of the videos related to the incident to defame the government and the police department. The Chief Minister directed the police officials to put the facts before the public in such cases.

The Chief Minister asserted that there should be no delay in providing assistance to victims of atrocity and said focus should be laid on every case and justice should be delivered to victims. The officials informed the Chief Minister that the government is proving a job to the father of Victim in Kurnool incident and her mother is being continued in her job at dispensary in Kurnool. They said a counter is being filed in High Court seeking CBI enquiry in regard to the case and added that a house site of five cents and five acers of agricultural land is identified to support the victim’s family. The Chief Minister instructed the officials to pay attention in every case and ensure justice is served to the victims.

Details of Disha cases in which charge sheet was filed within seven days.
Rape cases- 34, Rape & POCSO cases -49, POCSO cases- 79, Violence against Women- 524, other cases- 829. Total cases 1515.

Details of Disha cases in which charge sheet was filed within fifteen days.
Rape cases- 76, Rape & POCSO cases -106, POCSO casee – 174, Violence against Women- 1075, other cases- 1815, Total cases- 3246.

Disha Impact:
Sheets opened: Cyber bullying sheets -1531, Sexual offenders – 2017, Database Created and Sexual offenders geo-tagged- 2,11,793. 143 people were punished on crime against women after Disha initiatives were taken.

Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharitha, Women and Child Welfare Minister Thaneti Vanitha, DGP Goutam Sawang, Transportation Principal Secretary MT Krishna Babu, Home Department Princiapal Secretary Kumar Viswajith, Finance Secretary KVV Satyanarayana, Women and Child Welfare Director Kritika Shukla, Intelligence Chief K V Rajendranath Reddy, Disha special officer Deepika Patil and other officials were present.

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