82 people arrested for sexual exploitation or abuse of persons

first_imgNew Delhi: Since 2017, as many as 82 persons were arrested after their involvements were found in sexual exploitation or abuse of persons for commercial purposes. Police claimed that more than 10 cases under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act were registered with them. The investigators said that raids are being conducted in the city to curb the menace.The Delhi Police data of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act revealed that in the current year (till June), six persons were arrested whereas last year 37 persons were nabbed. As many as 39 persons were arrested in 2017. “As many as 17 cases under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act were reported. In 2017, 10 cases, 5 cases in 2018 and 2 cases in 2019 (till June) were registered,” data revealed. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsDeputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Joy Tirkey told Millennium Post that regular raids being conducted in GB road area to curb immoral trafficking. “We take action when we receive any information regarding any minor or person forced into prostitution,” said DCP Crime. He looks after the Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of Crime Branch. According to police, the persons who were rescued from the immoral trafficking hails from Delhi, different states or another country. Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) official Roop Sudesh Vimal said that there are four to five states from where children are brought in the city. “There are such cases in commission which are being probed. Traffickers target poor children living in remote rural areas,” Roop said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to DCPCR official, on various pretexts including employment and education, children have been brought and later forced into prostitution or child labour. “Even families have no idea about children’s whereabouts,” said the official. In 2017, the Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested a woman from Manali for human trafficking and running a sex racket in the Capital. Last year, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was prepared by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) regarding the rescue and rehabilitation of Child Survivors. One of the points of Standard Operating Procedure reads, “In case a child victim of trafficking is rescued and is brought to the State Bhawan, the representative of State Bhawan should make him/her comfortable and facilitate accommodation to the child victim, his or her family and personnel as the case may be.”last_img read more