CRIME WATCH: Trafficking alert for cops… NGO writes to President on ‘prostitution rackets’ – preying on the beautiful, innocent hill girls ?!!
FROM THE TELEGRAPH CORRESPONDENT
Silchar, Sept. 29: Assam police headquarters in Guwahati has asked all the police stations in the state to be on alert against the possible trafficking of women during the Commonwealth Games beginning in New Delhi from October 3.
The police headquarters was tipped off by the Intelligence Bureau about a few Assamese women being lured to Delhi with promises of safe and respectable jobs.
Women, particularly from Kokrajhar and Barak valley districts, were offered upto Rs 5,000 a day for their services as escorts to tourists during the 12-day sports jamboree.
The superintendent of police of the intelligence department in Guwahati, B. Barua, visited the town on Monday to review the situation in the three Barak valley districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi.
Barua said some women, who had fallen victim to trafficking, have already been identified and arrangements were being made to bring them back to the state. A careful vigil by the police would soon be mounted in the railway stations, inter-state bus depots and airports in the state to prevent the attempts of ferrying women to the capital.
A few NGOs would also be engaged for keeping a watch on trafficking in the state.
Barua warned that there was a possibility of many unwary women from Assam ending up in brothels in Delhi.
Sources said state police were now in touch with their counterparts in Delhi to block trafficking.