DELHI:The Chandigarh Police may seek the help of non-governmental organizations, especially
women's groups, for effective tackling of the law and order problem in the Union territory.
This was disclosed by Kiran Bedi, who will take over as the Inspector General of Chandigarh Police
from the third week of March.
Ms Bedi, who brought about major reforms in Asia's biggest Tihar jail during
her tenure as its I.G., wants to start a new experiment in policing with the participation of
people, especially women.
Ms Bedi, who is now the joint commissioner of the Police Training College here,
said, I will create special protection units for Chandigarh. I will appoint a lot of special
police officers especially women in each police station.
Unveiling her ambitious plan for Policing in the Union Territory, Ms Bedi, who studied in
Chandigarh, said, I am planning to introduce a new set of volunteers called neighborhood
police officers (NP0s).
| Mrs Bedi, who has been associated with many social activities like drug
de-addiction camps in the Capital, said, Chandigarh Police officers will hold regular
meetings with women groups and other non-governmental organizations to bring the crime graph
Within three months, I will try to create a new atmosphere in the
corridors of the Chandigarh Police stations, Ms Bedi, who was invited by US President
Bill Clinton last year for a prayer-cum-breakfast, meeting in Washington, said I will take
up the new assignment after March 15. Till then I will be busy with some work here, she