To investigate the crime against women, dedicated Investigative Units on Crime against Women (IUCAW) are being established in 564 districts of India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.
Speaking at the first ‘National Conference of Investigating Agencies’ here, Singh said that the government will spend Rs.324 crore in next 2 years on the units.
“The government is concerned about crimes against women and safety of women… Dedicated investigative units on crime against women are being established in 564 districts of India,” the home minister said after inaugurating the two-day conference that aims to raise the standards of scientific investigation in the country.
“In these units, one- third of investigators will be women and funds will be made available by central and state governments, on 50-50 partnership basis. The Centre will spend Rs.324 crore in next 2 years on these units,” he added.
The conference is being organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in coordination with National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Rajnath further said that the government has taken various steps to improve the quality of investigation and has revamped the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS) project for complete computerization of the working of police and extended it to court, jail, prosecution and forensic laboratories.