Jharkhand asked to follow C’garh model to stop trafficking
Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon on Monday asked the state government to follow rules of states like Chhattisgarh to tackle human trafficking amidst concern of over 1,281 children still remaining untraceable in about nine years.
Oraon's observation came after BJP MLA Biranchi Narayan joined a question saying the Chhattisgarh government has an (Private Placement Agencies--- Regulation) Act and the Raghubar Das government could study it to make an act in Jharkhand too.
Raising the issue in the House during the question, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha MLA Pradip Yadav referred to a Supreme Court judgement that case of kidnapping should be registered if the missing person is below eighteen years.
Rural Development Minister Nilkanth Singh Munda replied that the government was serious to find a solution to the problem and is looking into tracing the missing children.
In the written reply, Munda said different police stations had got reports of a total of 3,829 children going missing, out of which 2,548 were rescued.
A total of 675 FIRs were registered to trace the remaining missing children.
Another BJP MLA Radhakrishna Kishore questioned the "work culture" of the police department as the cases were still under investigation even though nine years had since passed.
The government said Anti-Human Trafficking Unit are at work in Ranchi, Khunti, Chaibasa, Gumla, Simdega, Dumka, Palamau and Lohardaga.
It also said awareness campaign is being spread among the people to tackle the problem.