Circle Inspector Latha who was the Station House Officer at the Peroorkada police station for a day on Women’s Day hearing grievances from women in the presence of State Police Chief Loknath Behera. | Photo Credit: WOMEN SHOmore-inWomen police officers assumed charge as station house officers for a day on Thursday, the International Women’s Day, in Kerala. Male officers stepped out for the day as women officers heard complaints, disposed of petitions, walked the beat, patrolled neighbourhoods, regulated traffic, managed station records and stood as armed sentries as part of the government’s women empowerment drive. L. Latha, who assumed charge as Station House Officer, remained busy for most part of the day. There are only eight stations in Kerala where women hold station charge.

Source:   The Hindu
March 08, 2018 18:22 UTC