Tag: Women protection

First Disha Police Station inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh to work on violence against women

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the first Disha Police Station. The police stations are first of their kind in the state and will deal with crimes against women. Disha Act The Andhra Pradesh Government passed the Disha Bill, 2019. The bill aims to complete investigation of cases related to crimes against women within 7 to 14 days. It also prescribes death penalty under Section 376 of IPC (Indian Penal Code). Also, the act punishes crimes against children with 10 to 14 years of imprisonment.