Chief Minister’s initiative against human trafficking is yielding fruitful results,11 minor girls of Paharia tribe rescued from Bengaluru

Ranchi: The boys and girls of the state should not become victims of human trafficking but those who have become victims of human trafficking due to any reason, they should be identified and rescued as soon as possible. Not only this, arrangements for rehabilitation and employment should also be ensured for the children and young men and women who are rescued and brought back from other states and big cities.

The positive results of this instruction given by Chief Minister Hemant Soren to the officials are continuously coming to the fore. In this series, the team of the State Commission for Child Rights and Protection reached Ranchi on Friday with 11 minor girls of Paharia tribe who were rescued from Bengaluru.

The team of the State Child Rights and Protection Commission, Social Welfare Department, Police Administration and State Migrant Control Room – Labour Department had an important contribution. All these girls, residents of Sahibganj and Pakur districts, are currently kept in Premashray Balika Grih, Ranchi.

MNREGA Commissioner-cum-Director-cum-Member Secretary, Jharkhand State Child Protection Institute, Rajeshwari B met these girls here and took complete information from them. Now the District Child Protection Officer, Ranchi will complete the process of handing over all these girls to their families by taking them to their homes in Sahibganj and Pakur districts.

It may be noted that 25 persons from Hiranpur police station area of Pakur district had gone to Bengaluru on January 7 this year. These included 11 minor girls including a boy. Seven of them were from Pakur and four from Sahibganj district. When it came to light that they were minors, the Bengaluru police handed them over to the CWC, Bengaluru. CWC investigation revealed that all of them were victims of human trafficking.

So the CWC, Bengaluru contacted the DCPO and the Bengaluru Police to send all these girls back to their homes. After this they contacted the District Child Protection Officer of Ranchi and gave complete information. After this, the entire process of bringing back all these girls was completed by the State Child Rights and Protection Commission.

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