NEW DELHI, June 20 � The Centre has lamented that despite organised gangs of human traffickers running cross-border trafficking operations with Bangladesh and Nepal, there is hardly any case of successful investigation and prosecution which can create a deterrence and fear of law in the minds of the criminals.
Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami, who was addressing the 18th review meeting of States Nodal Officers on Anti-Human Trafficking here today, said the law enforcement response is still not adequate to deal with the menace and has called upon law enforcing agencies to have greater coordination and effective utilisation of the recent amendment to the Criminal Amendment Act 2013 and provisions of the Money Laundering Act to crack down on rampant human-trafficking.
The Home Secretary said optimum use must be made of the Criminal Amendment Act 2013. �All efforts should be made to generate awareness about this new provision to police personnel through training.�
Goswami said India has ratified various international agreements to check human trafficking, including the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organised Crime and SAARC Convention on Trafficking in Women and Children, besides the bilateral mechanism with Bangladesh, as yet human trafficking is rampant across international borders with Bangladesh and Nepal.