In a bid to make public places safer for women, the Kolkata Police launched a special all-women patrolling team called 'The Winners'.
Kolkata: Aiming to combat and prevent crimes like molestation, eve-teasing and make public places safer for women, the Kolkata Police on Thursday launched a special all-women patrolling team called "The Winners".
The primary job of these lady officers will be to assist their male counterpart in helping women having complaints of molestation or eve-teasing occurred on city streets, a senior officer of the Kolkata Police said.
Moving around on their blue-white and pink-black scooters, they will also be of help in pulling up women accused of breaking traffic rules, he added.
Over 20 policewomen were present during their first official appearance at a programme held at the force's headquarter in Lalbazar.
They underwent a training for the purpose at the Police Training School in the city, the IPS officer added.