Immediate action against those involved in crime against women: Uddhav Thackeray to Maharashtra Police

In the light of recent media reports on rape crimes across the country, Thackeray directed the officers to utilise the Nirbhaya funds and work out a mechanism to do so. Nirbhaya funds are allotted by the central government for women safety.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday urged the senior police officers to ensure “immediate and swift action” against those involved in crimes against women. 

In the light of recent media reports on rape crimes across the country, Thackeray directed the officers to utilise the Nirbhaya funds and work out a mechanism to do so. Nirbhaya funds are allotted by the central government for women safety. 

CM Uddhav Thackeray further highlighted that the Nirbhaya funds were hardly used during the Devendra Fadnavis government while expressing that it was a serious issue. 

During his visit to the office of Director General of Police, CM Thackeray said that the police should register offences only when it is necessary and use force only in “extreme circumstances”. 

While talking to the senior officers, Thackeray said that Mumbai should be constantly under vigilance as it is an international city. Moreover, Thackeray said that the government will ensure to clear the proposal for the empowerment of police at the earliest. 

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In the meeting, Thackeray told senior officers that the work done by Maharashtra police has been appreciated at a conference of DGPs in Pune. The conference was held recently and was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. 



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