Last week, Kolkata Police inaugurated its all woman motorcycle squad, ‘The Winners’. The 24-member team was set up to tackle eve-teasers, stalkers and roadside romeos in order to ensure the safety of women in public spaces.
The inauguration ceremony was held on Wednesday at the Lalbazar police headquarters in the presence of Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar. He congratulated the team before they went out to patrol the streets.
The special team is equipped with scooters and uniform fitted with body cameras. It will patrol the remotest part of the city and will intercept crimes on the spot. The entire squad has been given a 4-month special training and will keep an eye on areas near schools, colleges and busy markets
On the first day of its launch, the team nabbed six harassers who were allegedly pestering women for their contact numbers. They were arrested and sent to the concerned police stations.