India is dealing with numerous rape cases today but this area in Jaisalmer is so peaceful that not even a single rape complaint has been lodged in its police station which is situated 15 km away from the international border in Jaisalmer district. This police station is situated in ShahgarhBulj. Ever since the police station was established (1993) only 55 cases have been lodged in this police station and no person has been kept as a prisoner.
Police station doesn’t have access to electricity and water and is pitch dark at night. There are barracks for male and female prisoners but no prisoners has been kept in barrack till date.
An interesting fact about this police station is that if any notorious police official has to be punished, this prison is chosen for him to set him right because there is no electricity, transportation or water and if he wants to go Jaislamer, he has to take lift from BSF vehicles passing through the area.
According to SP Rajiv Pachar, earlier border crimes such as smuggling of narcotics and weapons were quite common here as there was no fencing. But after installing fences, those activities cease to exist. “This police station was set up in 1993 and only 55 cases have been lodged so far. In 2006, one case under Section 302 was lodged and in 1994 one case under Section 307 was lodged. Till date no case of rape has been lodged in this police station.” Pachar was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
The SP also gave an account of the cases filed at this police station since 2005. “2005 there was no case, one case in 2006, two cases in 2007, one case in 2008, no case in 2009 and 2010, one in 2011, four cases in 2012, two in 2013 and 2014 and three cases were filed in 2015. In 2016 so far, no case has been filed,” Pachar was quoted. However, soon electricity supply will be operational as the electricity connection has been installed 12 kms away from the station, though it has wire and satellite phone facility.
Almost every state in India today is dealing with corruption, rape, murders, theft and a lot of other crimes and in such times having a city like ShahgarhBulj where people are living in peace and solidarity and are far from any sort of felony is exemplary.
Source: Times of India