July 1, 2021, 2:59 PM

Sitabuldi Police Station in Nagpur

Sitabuldi Police Station in Nagpur

The Sitabuldi police station in Nagpur is all set to become Vidarbha's first 'child-friendly' police station soon. The development comes after National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) suggested an establishment of child-friendly police station in its report.

As per the NCPCR report, a child-friendly police station focuses on plysical space provided, language used, accessibility of child welfare police officers, quality of intervention, procedures followed, access to legal aid and respecting the wishes of the child.

Zone II DCP Vinita S while speaking about the development told a daily that a special hall ie being decorated at the sitabuldi police station for children. A special environment will be provided to children so that they can lodge a complaint without fear. Additionally, police officials are also being trained so that they can provide conselling to children in need and understand child-friendly mechanisms.

DCP Vinita S said: "Children can communicate with cops without any fear and receive proper care and protection with their mother at the police station is the reason behind the idea."

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