FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Aug 29: The state police on Monday have issued an advisory on kidpping and trafficking of women and children. This advisory comes in the wake of some cases of alleged trafficking of children and women in recent days. The police have called for coordited efforts of all the stakeholders like NGOs, society, government, police organisation, educatiol institutions, traditiol institutions, to fight this mece.
The police department, through the office of the Additiol Director General of Police, CID, Meghalaya, has issued certain guidelines as advisory in the light of experience gained, to counter this mece collectively in an effective manner. The police have advised the public that if any member of a family goes missing, the family should report to the police immediately.
“Many times people spend two-three days conducting search themselves due to which precious time is lost,” the police said.
Police stated that while search by members of family, friends and relatives is important, at the same time police should be informed without loss of precious time. Police also said that families should keep track of movements of children and young boys and girls in groups or individually for educatiol purpose or employment outside the state.
Police also said that if there is anything suspicious, it should be reported to police for verification/enquiry.
The police also issued advisory to educatiol institutions that a specific age/class limit of students may be set for allowing children to leave the institution premises by themselves uccompanied. Schools/colleges should report of any drop out or continuous absence of a student without any information from the parents and take up the matter with parents/guardians of students who are not coming to school regularly.
For any assistance, help or reporting of above mentioned suspicious activities, the public can contact through mobile, email, etc. to the SSP CID (Coorditor) at 9863021516 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Incharge Anti-Human Trafficking Units at Shillong, Jowai and Tura can be contacted in their mobiles at 9856822988 in Shillong, 9863082268 in Jowai and 9436160171 in Tura. The District SPs and nearest police stations/units can be contacted to report such activities.