The three best police stations in the country are in Rajasthan, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and West Bengal, an internal survey of Union Home Ministry has found.
Kalu police station in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district ranked 1 as it had all facilities such as a women’s help desk, drinking water facilities and is Wi-Fi enabled.
The police station that ranked 2nd is Campbell Bay in A&N Islands and has a child-friendly room and separate waiting room for complainants and visitors.
Farakka police station in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district ranked third as it has air conditioners, gymnasiums, CCTV cameras and a comfortable environment for police-public interaction.
The annual survey is being conducted since 2016 after it was suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grade the police stations during the annual Director General of Police conference in Gujarat.
Out of 15,666 police stations across the country, three each were chosen from States having 750 plus police stations, two each from all other States and Delhi, and one each from remaining six Union Territories.
The stations were evaluated on the basis of crimes against women and SCs/STs, and property-related offences, the Home Ministry’s report said.
The survey was conducted in 2018.