Over 100 cops sensitised on human trafficking in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Over 100 police inspectors from the 27 districts
of Chhattisgarh attended a training programme on sensitisation on human
trafficking organised by the state police in collaboration with Shakti Vahini,
a Delhi-based NGO.
A tribal district of Chhattisgarh, being a major hub
of human trafficking and child trafficking where children are pushed into
domestic slavery, flesh trade, forced marriage, needs extensive knowledge and
follow-ups about laws and Acts meant for women and child rights, said experts.
Supreme Court lawyer Ravikant, who was the keynote
speaker, sensitised investigating officers and police inspectors about their
respective police stations, anti-human trafficking units, stakeholders and
Childline about the right method of investigation.
“It becomes difficult when a minor has to be rescued
from another state without having any background about the trafficked victim.
Connecting with local police, stakeholders, Childline or NGOs of a particular
place, helps track the victim easily. There is certain procedure that has to be
followed to make the case stronger, which leads to increase in conviction rate,”
Role of stakeholders and child welfare committees were
discussed in dealing with complicated cases of rescuing minor children from
other states. Many police officers admitted that there was a lot to be done in
Chhattisgarh for enforcement and awareness about human trafficking.
Director general of police AN Upadhyay, in his
address, said all boards and departments concerned have to jointly work to deal
with human trafficking in state and for this everyone need to know about their