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HC notice to Delhi police on regulation of placement agencies

Taking a serious view of the growing number of cases of trafficking in children,Delhi HC said that these be investigated by a senior officer.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi |
January 22, 2009 12:36:57 pm

Taking a serious view of the growing number of cases of trafficking in children,the Delhi High Court on Thursday said that these be investigated by a senior officer and asked the city police to give its reply by Friday.

Issuing notice to the city police,a Division Bench of Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice Sanjeev Khanna said “this is a very serious matter and needs to be investigated by a senior level officer of the Delhi police”.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by Bachpan Bachao Andolan,an NGO,which alleged that placement agencies were responsible for illegal trafficking of girls and sought a direction to the state government for compulsory registration of all such agencies.

Appearing for the NGO,senior lawyers H S Phoolka and Kavita Tiwari submitted before the bench that the girls were sometimes forced into prostitution and boys were forced into illegal activities.

According to the NGO,early this month about 35 girls and four boys were rescued from various placement agencies in New Delhi.

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