Delhi High Court summons Police Commissioner over human trafficking

January 23rd, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 23, (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday slammed the police for not registering a case of alleged human trafficking of maids by placement agencies. It has summoned the Commissioner of Police Y.S Dadwal to give an explanation.
Justice A P Shah and Sanjeev Khanna pulled up DCP north west N S Bundela for not taking legal advice before registering a case in, what they termed was a very serious matter. Bundela told the bench that legal advice was taken over the telephone before the registration of the case.
Bundela, However failed to answer the name of the law officer, whom he contacted for advice.
Failing to get a satisfactory answer, the bench summoned the Police Commissioner to appear before on January 28.
The court expressed anger, when the petitioner’’s counsel H S Phoolka submitted that the case is attracting various sections of IPC like the charges of trafficking, kidnapping and exploitation of juveniles, whereas the police registered a case under Section 406 of IPC (criminal breach of trust) only at the Saraswati Vihar police station. (ANI)

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