Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

BHOPAL: In the past six months, the police were able to rescue 5,202 kidnapped girls and send them to their homes safely, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing a meeting here on Thursday. The CM held the review meeting of ëcrime against womení with home minister Narottam Mishra, chief secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, DGP Vivek Johri, ACS Rajesh Rajora and others at the Mantralaya.

The chief minister added that, in the past six months, 8,566 girls were kidnapped. He instructed the officials to rescue each and every kidnapped girl and send them safely to their homes.

The chief minister told the officials that 18 of the culprits had got capital punishment meted out by the court for crimes against women. These cases are pending in the Supreme Court and the state authorities will contest the cases to their fullest ability.

For the central government scheme, 'Women Police Volunteer', two districts- Morena and Vidisha have been selected. Under the programme, in every village ward, one woman police volunteer will be appointed. She will help the women victims in handling crimes done against them. The volunteers are going to get Rs 1,000 per month.

The name of the 'Women Crime Section' has been changed and will now be known as 'Women Security Section.

The CM also asked the officials to intensify police recruitment. The DGP said that, in the department, 18,000 posts are vacant and the recruitment process is going to start very soon.

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