NEWS ON SHAKTI VAHINI

IMRAN AHMED SIDDIQUI IN THE TELEGRAPH

New Delhi, March 6: Number of girls who disappeared from Bengal last year — 3,000.

Over 5,000 children went missing in 2010. But the state doesn’t seem to be bothered.

“During an inquiry we found that Bengal is yet to set up anti-trafficking cells in districts to evolve a foolproof mechanism for combating trafficking. The police administration does not seem concerned even though trafficking of girls is on the rise,” said a CBI official attached to the central agency’s special anti-human trafficking unit.

“What is even more disturbing is that policemen normally do not report such crimes. Even if they do, they prefer lodging a general diary instead of registering an FIR, which means no investigation,” the official added. An IPS officer in Bengal said in the past, policemen have even refused to register trafficking cases.

“Things have improved now as the…

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