BHUBANESWAR: Odisha police have made operational Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) in police station of 36 police districts in the State exclusively to deal with the cases of child trafficking and disappearance of kids under mysterious circumstances.
For tracing missing children, web portal “track child” has been made functional in the State since 2013. The photograph and particulars of both missing and recovered children are being regularly uploaded on this portal, said officials.
Besides, women and child desks have been set up in 537 police stations of the State to receive complaints relating to Children and women. Rs five crore rupees have been received for strengthening Mahila and Sishu Desk in 500 Police Stations throughout the State.
The State Government has also constituted the Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU) as per provision of Section 107(2) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 in every district (36 Police districts) to coordinate on all issues related to children.
Odisha Police had launched a Special Drive to rescue missing children in the state from 18 January to 25 January, 2021. During the drive, as many as 894 missing children were rescued and rehabilitated. Of the rescued minor children, 800 were girls.