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Zero tolerance policy towards human trafficking: Telangana DGP

Zero tolerance policy towards human trafficking: Telangana DGP

Hyderabad, Sep 18 (UNI) Telangana Director General of Police M Mahendar Reddy on Wednesday said that they are having zero tolerance policy for the crimes related to Human trafficking.

Speaking after inaugurating the annual state level conference on Anti Human Trafficking held at MCR HRD, institute here, Mr Reddy said that the organised gang members involved in the crime are to be identified and their property should be confiscated and Preventive detention act should be invoked on repetive offenders. The officers should change the approach of treating the victims who are trafficked, he said.

Stating that the psychological state of the victims should be understood and they should not be treated as offenders, Mr Reddy said the officers should be empathetic, sensitive and should take the responsibility beyond the duty.

He said that the officers should be sensitized, have knowledge of law and procedures in addressing the crime. The case studies in this kind of crime would help the master trainers to better train the field officers.

The DGP said that the Government of India was also supporting in organising such workshops. He said that the number of victims from the Telangana State in this kind of cases has drastically fallen. And the stakeholders should work in convergence for eradicating the crime from the grassroots, he said.

There were four session held in the workshop on Role of NGO’s and investigation authorities in Trafficking of unorganised labour Challenges in rescue, rehabilitation and investigation of Human trafficking case, representing from the International Justice Mission, Penal section/special laws under the ambit of AHT with case studies, Prevention of trafficking from grassroot level, victim compensation for trafficked victims, laws and rules in Telangana.

There was also session on extending performance help for rescue of children vulnerable to trafficking, role of Child Welfare Committees (CWC), its functions in relevance to Investigation Officers. There was also interaction and group discussion of the participants.

Around 100 Police officers from all the districts of state, representatives from NGO’s have participated in the conference.


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