KOHIMA, December 3, 2018: A women police station was inaugurated for Longleng DEF on December 1 by Ngangshimakok Sangtam DIGP (Range) Mokokchung, in the presence of the SP, Deputy Commissioner and other NGOs of the district.
Delivering the inaugural speech, Ngangshimakok congratulated DEF Longleng and said it was a red letter day for Longleng Police as well as for the people of the district. He said having a separate and independent Police Station for women would definitely bring transparency and speed to delivering justice to women and children.
Sangtam also expressed confidence that with a separate police station, crime against women and children would come down. He also expressed hope that women could freely discuss their problems with a police officer of their gender and lodge their complaints without hesitation. At present the staff strength may be short without adequate infrastructure, he said but also expressed hope that with sufficient funds for the department, the number of officers and other ranks would enhance it on top priority.
He called upon the officers and staff of the station to be vigilant and put in more effort to solve problems for women
Delivering a key note address, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Longleng, Yangba Konyak said, inauguration of a separate and independent Police Station in the district will ensure speedy delivery of justice, free from prejudice and discrimination, and cater to the special needs of women and children.
He reported that in recent times, Longleng DEF was running with a women cell which was manned by two head constables and six constables, which he said, had caused some difficulties in certain occasions, when facing serious cases affecting women.
Yangba also said that with the establishing of full fledged women police station in the district, these problems would be alleviated.
Meanwhile, a full fledged Women Police Station (WPS) was also inaugurated on State Inauguration Day, near Wokha Police Station on December 1.
According to a DIPR report, Additional S.P, Wokha, Tumchopemo Yanthan, spoke at the inaugural session and stated that the Police Station was conceived through the concept of women empowerment. He opined that with a Women Police Station operating in the town, crimes and issues against women and children will be eased to a certain extent.
Wokha WPS will work independently in registering and investigating cases related to crimes against women and children.