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Avadi police Commissionorate  in TN to provide unarmed training to women cops

- June 13, 2022

Chennai, June 13 (BPNS)

The Avadi police commissionorate in Tamil Nadu will be providing unarmed combat training to select women cops under it. A special team of women cops has been created for this under the Avadi commissionorate to be trained in unarmed combat techniques for effecting arrests of criminals without causing any harm to the accused.

The Special Action Group of the Avadi Commissionerate will be trained in defensive techniques in Judo, Aikido, and Jujutsu, all martial arts forms.

The police are implementing this following some information on using disproportionate force against suspects while arresting them. Additional Director General of Police and Avadi Police commissioner, Sandeep Rai Rathore is the brain behind this move.

Sources in the Avadi police commissionerate told IANS that the commissioner wanted a change from the traditional methods of using lathi and that the techniques deployed to arrest the suspect were causing physical harm to the suspects.

The commissioner while speaking to BPNS said, “ In some cases, the techniques we deploy to arrest the suspects are slightly old and the perpetrators are being harmed. So we thought of using techniques that are more humane and less harmful to persons perpetrating the crime. This led to studies on various martial arts that are deployed in some places that could be effectively used without harming the suspects.”

A 25-member women team is created and is under strict regime of fitness and dieting and then they are now being trained in the martial arts.

If the project finds successful the police will spread this to more police stations across Tamil Nadu thus trying to inflict less damage to the accused while taking them in custody.