New Delhi: A first of its kind, ‘child-friendly’ police station has been inaugurated in Maharahstra’s Pune on Monday. The police station has been set up in accordance with guidelines laid down by the National Commissioner for Protection of Child Rights.Also Read - IT Job Alert! This Company Invites Applications For Around 500 Vacancies In Pune. Details Inside

According to officials, the police station has been set up in the premises of the Lashkar police station and is aimed at giving children in conflict with law as well as minor victims a friendly environment. Also Read - Now Reach Bhavnagar In Gujarat From Pune In 1 Hour And 15 Mins, Here's How

It was inaugurated by IIT Kanpur Director Dr. Abhay Karandikar who tweeted that the “child-friendly police station is an innovative concept in the direction of preventing juvenile crimes and children reforms.” Also Read - Permission Denied For 'Jagran' In Meerut, Curfew Imposed in Khargone: List of Security Measures Taken by States Ahead of Eid


“Pune police have worked with Hope for Children Foundation to set up this. Congratulations Pune police for this unique initiative,” he further tweeted.

Pune police commissioner Amitabh Gupta said this will be replicated at other police stations if it turns out to be a success.