Court raps police over human trafficking

February 18th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High court Monday pulled up the police for shoddy investigation into the alleged human trafficking by placement agencies under guise of providing domestic help. A division bench of Justices Vikramjit Sen and P.K. Bhasin asked the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) of South Delhi to appear before the court Feb 25 to explain the delay in the investigations despite court orders.

Last month the court had asked the police to file a comprehensive report on the human trafficking and alleged abuse of human rights by the placement agencies in the national capital after many such agencies came under the scanner for alleged human trafficking under the guise of providing domestic helps and guards.

The court was hearing a petition - filed by an NGO called Shramjivi Mahila Samiti - accusing a placement agency of luring 298 women and children to the city from West Bengal on the pretext of providing them jobs as domestic servants but abusing them.

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