Monday, September 27, 2010

First all-women police battalion comes into existence

From Yahoo news

Sun, Sep 26 10:05 PM
Jodhpur, Sep 26 (PTI) The country''s first all-women police battalion came into existence in Rajasthan today with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inspecting the convocation parade by 480 personnel of the squad here. "CRPF and BSF already have women''s battalion, but this is police''s first all-women battalion in the country.
It would prove a milestone and would strengthen women''s position in the force", Gehlot said in his address after the parade at the Rajasthan Police Training Centre. "It is a historic moment for the state," he said.
Named ''Hadi Rani Mahila Battalion'', women personnel of the squad began to be trained for the purpose in November last year, RPTC''s IG Sudhakar Johri said.

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