GUWAHATI, Sept 16 - Inspector General of Police, CID, Assam Surendra Kumar visited the Royal Global University (RGU) today and interacted with the students of various departments on human trafficking, crimes committed against women and children and the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act, according to an RGU press release.
During the interactive session, IGP Kumar shed light on how heinous and ghastly invisible crimes are committed against women and children. He asked the students to be very mindful of the situation around them and be very alert. Crimes like human trafficking could take place in broad daylight in subtle ways, he said, and asked the students to act responsibly whenever they can detect signs of such crimes being committed and report immediately.
The top police officer also spoke about the acute shortage of counsellors and social workers in the State, as when a crime is committed, everybody focuses on arrest and conviction of the criminal, but many a time one completely neglects rehabilitation of the victim.
Kumar said that cases registered must be �victim-centric� and not just �punishment-centric� and only then �can we reintegrate and help the victim get back on his or her feet�.
IPS officer Kumar has been serving for more than two decades in matters related to prevention and detection of crime in the State of Assam including crime against women and children, cyber crimes, trafficking of drugs and narcotics. He is designated as Nodal Officer for anti-human trafficking for the State. He has also authored the handbook Role of Duty Bearers in Child Protection published by the Centre for Child Rights, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam with support from UNICEF.
IGP Kumar was felicitated by RGU Vice Chancellor Prof SP Singh and Registrar Angira Mimani, the release added.