Govt to rescue and rehabilitate trafficking victims

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Patna, Nov 7 (UNI) Concerned over increasing cases of trafficking of women and children, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said his government would take adequate measures to end the crime and make a serious effort to rescue and properly rehabilitate the victims.

Inaugurating an Anti-Human Trafficking Unit at the forensic laboratory complex, Mr Kumar said the government had already launched the anti-trafficking drive across the state and the special unit would concentrate on rescue and proper rehabilitation of the victims.

The unit would function in joint collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNDC), he said.

The Chief Minister said in the first phase three units were constituted that would be operating in Gaya under the supervision of Inspector General, in Muzaffarpur under Tirhut range Additional director General (ADG) and under the ADG in the CID department in Patna. These units had been provided with the required infrastructure to carrey out their mission.

A centre had already been set up by the State Welfare Department to provide shelter to the rescued victims till their rehabilitation, Mr Kumar informed, adding that in order to provide some livelihood to the rescued women and children, arrangements had been made to provide them some job.

He further said some of the rescued victims were also HIV infected and the government was taking extra care for rehabilitating such people.

Mr Kumar also appealed to various NGOs to take up the task of rehabilitation of such victims.

UNI

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