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Chhattisgarh Government to set up anti-human trafficking cell in New Delhi

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016,13:01 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Raipur | Chhattisgarh Government will soon set up a special cell in New Delhi to check human trafficking from the tribal-dominated state to the national capital and its adjacent regions.

The decision in this regard was taken during a joint meeting of Inspector Generals of Police (IGPs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh at Police Headquarters, Naya Raipur, today.

“To check human trafficking, a special cell will be set up in New Delhi under the supervision of Chhattisgarh’s Residence Commissioner there,” Singh told reporters after the meeting.

The cell will keep a hawk eye on trafficking crimes and will also provide legal aid to the victims of the menace.

“It will also help the trafficked victims to return to their homes. Moreover, the migrated labourers from Chhattisgarh to Delhi and its nearby parts can contact this cell to seek any kind of assistance,” the CM added.

He said the victims of human trafficking will be provided economic assistance to set up their own business under ‘Pradhanmantri Mudra Yojna’.

In another significant decision, ’112 emergency helpline service’ will soon be started by police in 10 cities in Chhattisgarh.

“Under this integrated helpline service, people can seek help from police in case of emergencies like road accidents, fire incidents, critical illness and serious crimes,” the CM said.

As many as 300 vehicles, equipped with GPS system, will be deployed for the implementation of the service which will cost around Rs 200 crore to the government exchequer, he added.

Stressing upon the smart policing, Singh said the police officials and employees will be given special training to use social media applications and establish direct communication with the people.

Departments of Public Relation and Information Technology will be roped in for training purpose aimed at taking police closer to masses, he said.

“The department has also been directed to follow the 36-point guidelines drafted during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Director Generals of Police (DGPs) at Kutch (Gujarat) in last December for smart policing,” Singh said.

Besides, 6,000 assistant sub-inspector rank officers will be given smart phones in a step towards modernisation of police.

“Strengthening the laws and rules to curb illegal chit fund companies was among other important issues discussed during the meeting,” Singh said.

Speaking at the meeting earlier, the CM instructed top police officers to be humane in their approach towards complainants and strict towards the criminals.

Presentations were given by superintendents of police of eight districts on different issues including human trafficking and illegal chit fund companies.