Anti-harassment, violence cell to provide services to victims

City Reporter

Newly established anti-harassment, violence cell would provide 24/7 services to victims who would be able to report cases of harassment, abuse and violence through emergency helpline 15, Rawalpindi Police UAN 111-276-797 or women safety App and Rawalpindi police App.

Rawalpindi district police on the directives of Inspector General of Police, Punjab have set up a special anti-harassment and violence cell for women in Women Police Station here.

According to a police spokesman, four special desks have also been established at the cell including victim support, monitoring, investigation and prosecution and victim feedback and assistance desks.

The cell would deal with all the incidents of harassment and violence against women.
Lady police victim support officers have been appointed in all the police stations in Rawalpindi. The safety and legal aid would be ensured for women as per the vision of IGP Punjab, said City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi, Muhammad Ahsan Younas.

Special female police officers have been appointed as Victim Support Officers in all police stations of Rawalpindi, who would help and assist the victims accordingly during the entire investigation process.

Investigation of registered cases would be directly supervised by senior officers to ensure merit, safety of the victims and make sure that the accused is awarded exemplary punishment as per law.

The special desks would guide and assist the victims during different stages of the investigation and prosecution process accordingly.