CBI sets up anti-human trafficking unit at HQ

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 15:47

New Delhi: CBI has set up an anti-human
trafficking unit at its headquarters here to conduct
operations against women and child traffickers and to also
deal with kidnapping cases.

"This unit will be responsible for collecting,
collating and analysing data on kidnapping and abduction of
persons from all over India.

"The unit will also develop actionable intelligence to
conduct operations against gangs involved in trafficking,
especially of children and women for the purpose of
exploitation, such as beggary and prostitution," a CBI
statement said on Wednesday.

Any person giving information leading to arrest and
criminal action against such trafficking gangs would be
rewarded upto Rs 2 lakh, the agency added.

The `Special Crime` unit would also liaise with
Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) involved in this field.

The agency also activated a helpline
number (011-24368638) on which any person having inputs about
gangs and syndicates operating in this domain can give
information.

The government has already designated all police
officers of the rank of Inspector and above in CBI as
"Trafficking Police Officers" to exercise powers of
investigation under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and
other laws dealing with sexual exploitation of persons.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 15:47
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