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NGO for probe in trafficking case

By SANJOY RAY
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GUWAHATI, April 6 - National NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan has written to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, urging the latter to initiate a probe into the alleged incident where two girls from Assam were handed back to �traffickers� by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Allahabad without the knowledge of their guardians and also without informing the local CWC. However, the girls, as was reported earlier, hail from Udalguri and not Sonitpur district.

A formal complaint has also been lodged by the CWC, Udalguri, with the DC, SP and the officer in-charge of Dimakusi Police Station.

The Assam Tribune reported that the girls, who were initially rescued by Uttar Pradesh Police and subsequently kept in a children�s home in Allahabad, were handed over to some �unknown persons without the knowledge of the victims� parents in Assam.�

Rakesh Senger of BBA said, �It is a clear violation of the Juvenile Justice Act and the house verification was not done by the CWC concerned. The inquiry should be able to bring out the truth.�

The persons to whom the girls were handed over about 40 days back were allegedly their traffickers and had produced �fake� documents to the CWC. The two girls from Udalguri are still missing. It was only when the parents of the victims came to lodge a complaint with the CWC that the matter came to light.

Lipika Barman, protection officer, Institutional Care, Udalguri, told this reporter that the matter has been taken very seriously and from the preliminary cross checking, it appears that some relatives of the victims� family might be involved in the entire episode.

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NGO for probe in trafficking case

GUWAHATI, April 6 - National NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan has written to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, urging the latter to initiate a probe into the alleged incident where two girls from Assam were handed back to �traffickers� by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Allahabad without the knowledge of their guardians and also without informing the local CWC. However, the girls, as was reported earlier, hail from Udalguri and not Sonitpur district.

A formal complaint has also been lodged by the CWC, Udalguri, with the DC, SP and the officer in-charge of Dimakusi Police Station.

The Assam Tribune reported that the girls, who were initially rescued by Uttar Pradesh Police and subsequently kept in a children�s home in Allahabad, were handed over to some �unknown persons without the knowledge of the victims� parents in Assam.�

Rakesh Senger of BBA said, �It is a clear violation of the Juvenile Justice Act and the house verification was not done by the CWC concerned. The inquiry should be able to bring out the truth.�

The persons to whom the girls were handed over about 40 days back were allegedly their traffickers and had produced �fake� documents to the CWC. The two girls from Udalguri are still missing. It was only when the parents of the victims came to lodge a complaint with the CWC that the matter came to light.

Lipika Barman, protection officer, Institutional Care, Udalguri, told this reporter that the matter has been taken very seriously and from the preliminary cross checking, it appears that some relatives of the victims� family might be involved in the entire episode.

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