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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Date : July 17, 2018      

 

Trafficking gang busted, two girls from WB & Jharkhand freed

GHAZIABAD Seven members of a gang that allegedly trafficked women from West Bengal and Jharkhand to Delhi-NCR were arrested on Tuesday and two girls who had been lured with the promise of marriage and then forced into prostitution rescued. The raid on a house in Nanadgram was carried out by a seven-member police team from Uluberia in Bengal who were assisted by their counterparts in Ghaziabad and members of a Delhi-based NGO, Shakti Vahini. The police team from Bengal had come to the city on July 8 in search of a 17-year-old girl, who had allegedly been lured with a promise of marriage by a man named Shariful Gazi and then sold to the gang in Ghaziabad for Rs 30,000. Sources said the 34-year old Shariful had introduced himself as a rich man.

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2 year old boy sexually abused in playschool during doctor day role play

KOLKATA Parents of a two-year-old boy studying in a playschool at Behala lodged a complaint with the Thakurpukur police on Wednesday, alleging their son was possibly sexually abused in the playschool on Monday. According to them, the incident might have happened during a Doctors’ Day programme where students, teachers and staff members played roles of doctors and patients. Based on the complaint lodged by the parents, police have registered an FIR and initiated a case under the Pocso Act. “When my wife went to bring my child back from the play school on Monday, he was extremely irritated and was crying, but didn’t say anything in particular,” said the child’s 36-year-old father who works at an MNC.

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Headmaster held for sexual abuse of Class VIII girl

HIMLA The Himachal Pradesh education department has suspended the services of the headmaster of Averi Middle School in Nirmand block of Kullu district after he was arrested for sexually harassing a Class VIII student. The girl has alleged that during lunchtime on July 2, the accused had made advances on her. She brought the matter into the notice of her parents, who informed the cops. Acting swiftly on the complaint, police registered a case of sexual harassment under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and arrested the accused on July 3.

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Fourteen children working as labourers in Bijnor hotels rescued

BIJNOR Children who should have schoolbags on their shoulders are found scrubbing utensils and serving food in eateries instead. On Wednesday, a joint team of administrative officials and the labour department rescued 14 such kids, in the age group between 10 to 14 years, from the city area. The move was part of a campaign to curb child labour in the state. According to SDM Bijnor, Brijesh Singh, “A campaign is being run across the state to check child labour. Under this, a joint team of administrative officials and the labour department raided some places in the city on Wednesday. We have found 14 children working at hotels, wood factories, milk dairies etc.”

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59 child labourers rescued from Agra district

AGRA The enforcement wing of the state labour department has rescued 59 child labourers in a special drive from June 20 to July 5. Officials said that these 59 children were rescued from 50 different business establishments in different parts of the district. In Agra division, which includes district like Mathura, Mainpuri, and Firozabad, 118 child labourers have been rescued. While majority of these kids were involved in non-hazardous works, 14 children were found be doing hazardous jobs. The labour department has started working on the rehabilitation of these children and has decided to provide them access to education. Besides, the department is in the process of taking legal action against the employers of these kids.

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About 23 million children in age group of 15-18 years working in India

NEW DELHI About 23 million children between 15-18 years of age in India are working, of whom 19 million have dropped out of school, according to a study conducted by a leading NGO. The report by the Child Rights and You (CRY) said about 9.2 million children in the age group of 15-19 years are married and 2.4 million girls in the age group are mothers. The report, which looks at the status of Indian children between the ages of 15 and 18 years, laid emphasis on the need to reach out to all stakeholders, including legislators, policy makers and decision makers, who deal with children of this age group.

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Human trafficking gang busted 4 held as many kids rescued

NAINITAL Four persons, suspected to be involved in human trafficking, were arrested by Uttarakhand police who also rescued four minor children from their clutches. The accused, one from West Bengal and three from Jharkhand, allegedly used to lure children from poor economic background by promising them jobs as domestic help. Later, they used to push them into stealing and shoplifting. “We have been monitoring groups involved in human trafficking for some time now. These people used to train the children in stealing and shoplifting. Case of human trafficking under Indian Penal Code’s section 370 has been registered against them ...

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Ghaziabad gang ran trafficking racket for six years

GHAZIABAD Seven members of a gang who were arrested on charges of human trafficking in a two-day operation had been running the racket for the past six years, investigations have revealed. Many girls were also sold to their accomplices in Meerut, cops said. West Bengal Police, which carried out the operation, will now slap the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on the seven accused. Meanwhile, Ghaziabad SSP Vaibhav Krishna on Wednesday night suspended Ravinder Yadav, Nandgram police post-in-charge, for dereliction of duty, and constituted an inquiry into his role. Krishna said, “It is a serious matter that a huge racket was operating in the area and the police officer did not have an inkling. Officers are required to remain alert about such activities.”

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Jharkhand Police demands CBI probe in child trafficking case

RANCHI Additional Director General (ADG) Law and Order Jharkhand, RK Mallik on Wednesday requested for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)-led probe in child trafficking case. He said, Requested state government for a CBI inquiry in this issue, also requested that all accounts of Missionaries of Charity and five of its associate organisations should be seized. We have found the records of 121 children sold by them. Two nuns of Missionaries of Charity were arrested on July 5 on charges of trafficking underage tribal girls.

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