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ON THE MOVE: West Zone IG A. Subramanian (left) looks at the mobile counselling centre for women in Salem on Tuesday. Salem City Police Commissioner K. Gopalakrishnan (right) looks on. - Photo: P. Goutham
ON THE MOVE: West Zone IG A. Subramanian (left) looks at the mobile counselling centre for women in Salem on Tuesday. Salem City Police Commissioner K. Gopalakrishnan (right) looks on. - Photo: P. Goutham

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`Issues related to women should be handled with care'

SALEM: West Zone Inspector General of Police (IG) A. Subramanian on Tuesday inspected mobile counselling centre's vehicles given to women police to deal with issues related to women.

Mr. Subramanian had told the policewomen that the mobile centres had been given to meet women in distress on their doorsteps. Issues related to women should be handled legally and with care. Issues related to dowry, harassment, violence etc. should be dealt with severely. The Government attached importance to issues of women.

Five vehicles for these counselling centres had been provided to Salem zone, including one each for the district and Salem city. The west zone, he said, had 10 vehicles. The police should utilise them properly.

He said the police were strong enough to nip extremists' activities in the west zone in the bud. The entire zone was peaceful and well under control.

Meeting

Later he conducted a meeting in which Salem City Police Commissioner K. Gopalakrishnan, DIG Alexander Mohan, SP C. Bhaskaran and Salem City DC Sakthivel participated.

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