Vol. 5 Num 1137 Fri. August 10, 2007  

Victims' Support Centres to be set up at police stations

The police department will set up Victims' Support Centres (VSC) to enhance the capacity of the law enforcement agency men to better respond to the needs of the victims of crimes and provide security to them.

This was disclosed at a workshop at a city hotel yesterday.

"The police is going to set up a Victim Support Centre soon to deal with repression and violence against women and children," LGRD and Cooperatives Adviser Anwarul Iqbal said at the inaugural ceremony.

The centres would help create a safe and secure environment for the victims at the police stations, he added.

The first centre will be set up at Tejgaon Police Station in the city with the support from Police Reform Programme (PRP). Trained policemen will be assigned to this centre.

More centers will be set up throughout the country, said the adviser.

He also said that the government is committed to curbing violence against children and women through implementing various initiatives.

Home Secretary Abdul Karim, Inspector General of Police Nur Mohammad, Additional IGP and National Project Director of PRP NBK Tripura and Project Director of PRP Hurbert Staberhofer also spoke at the workshop.