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Mnp girl trafficked, kept confined in Delhi
Correspondent IMPHAL, Feb 5:
Published on 6 Feb. 2011 12:00 AM IST
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Manipur Police have requested Udyog Bihar Police, Gurgaon Delhi to rescue of a 15-year old girl who was trafficked from Manipur, an official source said Saturday.
According to police, the 15-year old girl hailing from Kanglatongbi village was taken away by one Biku Rampal on January 24 last on the pretext of providing job in New Delhi. Sekmai police (of Imphal West district) registered a case under sections related with human trafficking on received of a complaint lodged by the father of the victim and investigated into the matter.
Police were informed that the girl was reportedly kept confined in a rented house at Doom Dera Ramchawk behind Hanuman Mandir near a meat selling centre under Udyog Bihar Police Staiton of Gurgoan, Delhi. Based on this information, Sekmai police sent a message to the police station, addressed to station house officer (SHO) of the Udyog Bihar PS for verification and arrest the culprits. The Manipur Social Welfare Department (MSWD) has also been informed for necessary action from their side, the source added.
The report of the trafficking of the girl is not the first case of its kinds. Many boys and girls of the state had been victims of traffickers. Traffickers lured them and their families with free education and lucrative jobs.
Last year, as many as 139 children, trafficked from Manipur, were rescued from various illegal children’s homes in Chennai and Bangalore. In 2009, 97 children were rescued from various states.
Meanwhile, Manipur government had decided to set up anti-trafficking police units to check the rise in trafficking of children outside Manipur on the pretext of free education. Government had already started taking up steps to set up anti-human trafficking cells in two hill districts of Churachandpur and Senapati and four valley districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal and Bishnupur were large number of child trafficked reported.
The cells are to be set up as per a directive of Union home ministry to the state government to take steps to check trafficking of children from Manipur to other states. Government has sanctioned Rs 15.60 lakh for opening two cells in the first phase, one for Imphal west which will also cover Imphal east district and Churachandpur. MSWD has also restricted on sending out children below the age of 12 year for education outside the state following a directive of the Supreme Court in September 1 last year.

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