Such police stations already exist in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh, official sources said, adding that UP government plans to set up at least one such police station in every district.

Sources in the state Police Headquarters stated that in the first phase such police stations will be set up in major cities and, thereafter, in the rest of UP.

"The police stations will come up under a scheme in which the Centre and the state will bear the expenditure for setting up of such units," said a senior officer in the Social Welfare Department.

Once the blueprint is ready, it will be forwarded to the Principal Secretary (Home) for formal clearance and the notification of the police stations.

As per the draft, these police stations will initially come up at the district police headquarters or the reserve police lines and will operate from the office of the Special Enquiry Cell in every district.

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