Govt asks for monthly reports of child trafficking cases
Concerned over the increase in the number of trafficking cases, the state government has asked the Delhi police to submit a detailed monthly report of child trafficking cases to it.delhi Updated: May 16, 2013 01:47 IST
Concerned over the increase in the number of trafficking cases, the state government has asked the Delhi police to submit a detailed monthly report of child trafficking cases to it.
Women and child welfare minister Kiran Walia held a meeting with Delhi police on this issue and has asked them to submit a monthly report with details regarding victims’ age, area, particulars of the accused and status of the investigation.
“This has been done keeping in view a number of cases of trafficking where the victims have been tortured and traumatized,” said Walia.
The minister has announced setting up a high-level committee headed by the chairman of the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) to curb trafficking.
The committee will be headed by chairman, DCPCR, Arun Mathur.
It will also comprise senior officers of anti human trafficking unit, director (WCD), a representative of CWC, representatives of NGOs, police officers among others.
According to the officials, it was decided in the meeting that a sub-inspector level officer should be available round-the-clock in every police station to deal with cases involving juveniles.
“There should be immediate registration of an FIR in case of kidnapping/child abuse/ or child trafficking,” the minister said.
“We need to sensitise officials, including lower functionaries at police station level about child trafficking or cases of child abuse,” added Walia.
The Delhi police have been told to come out with a list of senior officers of the Delhi Police.
“This list will be made public so that they can be contacted in case of non cooperative attitude of local police officials, at police stations, especially in the cases of child trafficking. Delhi Police’s crime branch will also forward us monthly reports of child trafficking cases containing full details about FIR, age wise, area wise, particulars of the accused, status of the investigation/outcome etc,” added Walia.
First Published: May 16, 2013 00:07 IST