Girls In C Guj To Get Shock Torches At Discount
But it is for the first time in the state that the police themselves have taken a decision to equip women with such a device in rural areas.
“The device has an output of over 1,000KV and also generates a lot of sound. Any person on whom this is used will be scared
away and bolt. We began distribution of the device at the hands of chief minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday in Dahod district and plan to do registrations of those who want to buy this and distribute it to them across the range,” said special IGP (Vadodara range) Anupamsinh Gehlot.Already 15 college students have bought the equipment.
Sarita Golani, who has procured the device, said women may face harassment while travelling. “This can come handy at such times. The other person would not realize what the wom
an is carrying and would be shocked when this is used on him,” she said.The device otherwise costs around Rs 1,300, but will be sold at subsidized rates by the police. “It will be sold at a discount of 30 to 50% depending on whether the person is from the general, Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe categories. The remaining cost will be borne by us under the Suraksha Setu Project,” said Gehlot. The device, which the police are procuring from an Ahmedabad-based vendor, in the next few days.