'Highest human trafficking cases in B'lore'

Nine units opened in the State including Bangalore to curb the menace

'Highest human trafficking cases in B'lore'

Home Minister K J George has stated that there has been an increase in the number of human trafficking cases in the State, and the highest cases have been reported from Bangalore.

In a reply to a question raised by Y A Narayanswamy (BJP) in the Council, the Home minister said that as many as 175 cases of women trafficking have been registered.
George, in his statement, said that correspondingly, during 2012, there were 102 cases registered and in 2011, 91 cases were filed.

In terms of raids conducted state-wide on known cases of human trafficking rings, the statement said as many as 32 raids were conducted in 2013. In 2012, the Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) raided 10 locations as opposed to seven in 2011 and two in 2010.
George said as part of steps taken to control human trafficking and as per the government order of November 26, 2010, five AHT units were opened in Bangalore, Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum, Mysore and Dakshina Kannada.

Further, by the government order issued in January 2013, four more Anti-Human Trafficking units in Gulbarga, Raichur, Davangere and Bijapur were opened.

Rise in dowry cases

There has been an increase in the number of dowry harassment cases in the capital. As per the numbers provided by the Home minister, as many as 821 cases were registered in Bangalore during 2013, as opposed to the 633 in 2012 and 605 in 2011.

All-women police station

Earlier, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, during question hour, announced the setting up of an all-women police station in every district across the State. He said the government has already announced 20 new police stations in the State this year, of which 10 will be all-women police stations.

At present, there are 10 all-women police stations in the State.

When pressed for announcing all the 20 new police stations this year to be all-women police stations by Opposition Leader D V Sadananda Gowda, the chief minister
said it was not possible to do so.

“With demand for general police stations, we cannot announce all of them as all-women police stations. We will announce the remaining 10 all-women police stations in the next budget,” Siddaramaiah
said.

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