CBI ESTABLISHES AN ANTI HUMAN TRAFFICKING UNIT; SETS UP EXCLUSIVE HELPLINE NUMBER AND ANNOUNCES REWARD TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Press Release
New Delhi , 04.01.2012

           The Central Bureau of Investigation has designated one Unit in Special Crime Zone of CBI in Delhi as Anti-Human Trafficking Unit. This unit will be responsible for collecting, collating & analyzing 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 & women for the purpose of exploitation, such as beggary and prostitution. This unit would also liaise with NGOs involved in this field.

            A helpline number 011-24368638 has been established by CBI, on which any person having inputs about such gangs can give information.

            It has also been decided that person giving information leading to arrest and criminal action against such gangs would be rewarded upto Rs.Two Lakh.

           The Government of India 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, 1956" and other laws dealing with sexual exploitation of persons.

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