DELHI POLICE NEWS ARCHIVES
As per the MHA’s scheme of Comprehensive Scheme for Coordinating the National and International Response to Human Trafficking including Strengthening Law Enforcement Response in India through capacity enhancement of Responders including Training of Trainers Programme and establishment of Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Units, Anti-Human Trafficking units have been set up in 11 Districts of Delhi and the Crime Branch. Crime Branch is the Nodal Agency. The Anti Human Trafficking Units have been tasked for dealing with offences of human trafficking, ensuring an organized crime perspective, conducting rescue operations with the assistance of NGOs, ensuring a victim centric approach and for collection and development of an exhaustive database.
The Anti-Human Trafficking Units are headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police and consists of one Inspector and other police personnel.
In order to sensitize the police personnel involved in combating the organized crime of human trafficking, a three day workshop was organized by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police. 40 police personnel consisting of Addl.DCsP, ACsP, Inspectors, and Sub-Inspectors working in the field of Anti-Human Trafficking attended the workshop. The workshop began with an inaugural lecture by Dr. P.M. Nair, Addl. DGP/CRPF and an Expert on Anti-Human Trafficking. He spoke about the Concept of Human Trafficking, Dimensions, Challenges and responses of the Law Enforcement Agencies to Human Trafficking. The subsequent speakers in the workshop discussed the role of Law Enforcement Agencies & NGOs in prevention of Human Trafficking, Investigation Techniques of cases related to Human Trafficking, Law & Court Rulings on Trafficking, Prosecution of Trafficking Crimes, Scio-psychological issues in Anti-Human Trafficking, Rescue process – Cooperation between law enforcement agencies & NGO’s and Post-Rescue Care & attention including rehabilitation: Role of Government agencies and other stake holders. Apart from Dr. P.M. Nair, various other speakers in the workshop were Smt. Garima Bhatnagar, Addl.C.P./Vigilance, Shri B.S. Joon, Director, Prosecution, Shri G.S. Goraya, Prosecutor, Dr. Achal Bhagat of Apollo Hospital and Sh. Ravi Kant of NGO, Shakti Vahini.
The concluding session was attended by Sh. Sandeep Goel, Joint Commissioner of Police/Crime, Dr. Praveen Kumari Singh, Director, MHA and Smt. Vinita Aggarwal, Director, Ministry of Women & Child Development.
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Devesh K. Pandey
NEW DELHI: Five girls, including four minors, who were allegedly trafficked into the Capital from Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar have been rescued at New Delhi railway station by non-government organisation Shakti Vahini. The minor girls were produced before the Child Welfare Committee that sent them to Nirmal Chhaya.
Rishi Kant of Shakti Vahini said three of the girls were rescued around 3-30 a.m. “One of them, who hails from Orissa, was first taken to Ranchi where she was criminally assaulted by one Kuldeep. The other two victims, one of whom is 20 years, are from Jharkhand. They were brought to the Capital from Ranchi by Kuldeep, who runs a placement agency,” he said, adding that the accused managed to escape. Kuldeep had brought the victims on the pretext of providing jobs to them.
The other two girls, who hail from Siwan in Bihar, were also rescued at New Delhi railway station around 5-30 a.m. The five were first produced before the Government Railway Police for necessary legal action. “We have sought proper assistance from the railway police in carrying out investigations as trafficking of minors through trains is on the rise,” said Mr. Kant, adding that efforts were being made to locate the placement agency being run by Kuldeep. Mr. Kant said in the past 45 days, the organisation has rescued 29 minors at New Delhi railway station. Among those rescued were two Bangladeshi boys, who were trafficked into the country and sent to the Capital on board the Poorva Express.