Lucknow: Special police unit to help trace missing children, handle juvenile criminals
Now, Lucknow has a ‘model special child police unit’ to help trace missing children and deal with juvenile criminals in an apt manner.lucknow Updated: Jan 16, 2018 14:15 IST
Now, Lucknow has a ‘model special child police unit’ to help trace missing children and deal with juvenile criminals in an apt manner.
Satish Kumar, SP (rural), inaugurated the cell at the office of SSP in Daliganj on Monday. Such special units would come up in 20 other districts across Uttar Pradesh.
“The purpose of this special unit is to sensitise cops towards cases related to children,” said Kumar.
This unit would enforce a set of rules to be followed by cops while dealing with juvenile criminals. It would make all possible efforts to bring juvenile criminals back into the mainstream of the society.
RULES FOR HANDLING JUVENILE CRIMINAL
*An FIR against a juvenile convict would only be lodged when the person’s crime is heinous or he is involved with adults in committing a crime. In all other cases of crime, information would be noted in general diary only.
*Juvenile would not be sent to police lock-up and would not be handcuffed.
*Juvenile would not be pressurised and no force would be used against the person.
*Within 24 hours, juvenile would be produced before Juvenile Board.
FOR MISSING CHILDREN
*Immediate lodging of FIR in case of a missing child.
*Photo of the missing child would be uploaded on a portal specified for the purpose and all efforts would be made to trace the child.
*If the missing child is not located in four months, then the case would be handed over to Anti Human Trafficking Unit.
FOR ALL JUVENILES
*Cops would be in plain clothes while interacting with juvenile suspects.
*Coordinate with NGOs working for children.
Every police station to have special child unit and would have contact numbers of members of Juvenile Justice Board, childline, child welfare officer and NGOs working for children.