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Bharosa Center renders support to 10,000 victims in last five years : Anjani Kumar

Hyderabad: Hyderabad city Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar has said that the Bharosa Center here has rendered support close to 10,000 victims during the last five years.

Speaking virtually through Zoom and FB Live on the occasion of 5th anniversary of Bharosa Center, Mr Kumar said that it has become an integral need for Hyderabad.

Keeping in view of its importance, the state government had sanctioned the construction of one more Bharosa Center for Hyderabad City Police with 13 new family counselling centres.

These were expected to bring down the caseload on the single center operating out of HACCA Building and also able to meet increasing reporting of crimes against women and children.

Ms Shikha Goel, Additional Commissioner of Police Crimes & SIT and in-charge of Bharosa Center and SHE Teams, while launching the new set of creatives and a movie on this occasion stated that the Center had taken several business continuity measures during the pandemic and it was not closed even for a day.

The measures included the launching of cloud telephony based virtual number, tele-counselling and among others, she added.

Ms Swati Lakra, Additional Director-General of Police, Women Safety, Telangana Police, who was part of the initial team that launched Bharosa Center in Hyderabad City Police in 2014 stated that the best practice from this Center is now being replicated across the other districts.

The government had sanctioned the setting up of Bharosa centers in all major police districts in the state and many were already operational, she added.

The event concluded with the screening of a short movie and testimonies from victims as well as long-standing employees being aired.

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