Over 500 kids rescued by Odisha Police in January

Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (IANS) Odisha Police rescued at least 515 missing children in January as part of its ‘Operation Smile-II’ programme, a top official said on Monday.

Special Director General of Police (Crime) B.K. Sharma said 330 missing children, including 41 child labourers, were rescued in Odisha while 185 children were tracked down outside the state.

“They have been handed over either to their parents or rehabilitated in child care institutions,” a police statement said.

In the first phase, police rescued 122 children in Odisha during January 1-15, while the rest were rescued in the later part of the month.

Police and the Women and Child Development department, in a joint effort, carried out the operation from January 1 to rescue and rehabilitate the missing children.

In the second phase, 10 police teams along with representatives from the Women and Child Development department visited many states, including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, to trace the missing children.

As many as 185 missing children were rescued from these states, the statement added.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here