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Workshop on Human Trafficking at SSB Training Centre Ranidanga held

Kuldiep Singh IPS, IG, Sashastra Seema Bal SSB Siliguri Frontier addressing one day Workshop on Human Trafficking at Ranidanga
Kuldiep Singh IPS, Inspector General, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Siliguri Frontier inaugurated a one day Workshop on Human Trafficking at the SSB Training Centre at Ranidanga on 15 May 15. 48 personnel were drawn from various Battalions of Siliguri Frontier to attend the workshop and later train other colleagues about this malice, in their respective BOPs and the general public in the frontier areas on Indo Nepal and Indo Bhutan borders.



Shri Kuldiep Singh IPS, expressed concern that Human Trafficking is taking serious proportions in the region due to large scale poverty and so advised the personnel to be proactive about Human Trafficking. He said that traffickers exploit the poor people with promises of better life by making exorbitant offers for simple domestic help, office helping hands and beauty parlour and then trap them for other defiling works. He advised the personnel to learn the methodology and nuisances of trafficking to enable them to identify traffickers at sight and plan their trap questions for the traffickers. He explained how SSB personnel of 10th Bn Malbazar promptly apprehended a lady trafficker who was escorting a dozen children and claimed that the children were hers, when asked. Obviously, the 21 years old trafficker could not have 13 year old children. The Inspector General expressed apprehensions that the orphaned children and women of Nepal earthquake might get trafficked and so he ordered the personnel to maintain an eagle’s eye on such elements and catch them. He concluded by stating that Siliguri Frontier Units of SSB rescued 31 victims and got 18 human traffickers arrested. Further, in the first four-and-half months of 2015 Siliguri Frontier of SSB rescued 33 victims and got 18 traffickers arrested.



Shri Prabhat Pathak of Kanchenjunga Uddhar Kendra spoke on the ‘Over view of Human Trafficking’ and initiated the Workshop session. Shri Md Ali Noor ACP, Siliguri Metropolitan Police spoke on ‘Indian Laws to Check Human Trafficking’, Ms. S Pariyar Inspector Siliguri Womens Police Station and Shri Raju Nepali of Dooars Express Mail spoke on ‘ Detection of Human Traffickers and Challenges faced by agencies trying to check Human Trafficking’, Dr Farzana Begum of Rahat kishanganj spoke on ‘Protection Offered by the Government/ NGOs/ other agencies to victims’, Shri Deep Banerjee Coordinator of Shakti Vahini spoke on ‘Rescue Preparations’, Shri Manohar Pradhan Asst Foreigners (Immigration) Registration, Regional Office spoke on ‘Immigration Issues’, Ms Punam Rai, Child Protection Officer, Shri Sonu Bdr Chetri, Centre Coordinator and Shri Shekar Saha Coordinator of Child in Need Institute (CINI) presented some case studies on Human Trafficking’ and a representative of Tiny Hand Nepal from Kakarbita also spoke on the occasion to enrich the knowledge of the SSB personnel. 



Shri A K Mallik DIG SHQ Ranidanga made the concluding speech and advised the personnel to keep up the pressure on the traffickers and rid them of the region.



Earlier on, Shri B K Pal Staff Officer (Ops& Int) Siliguri Frontier welcomed the guests and the gathering and highlighted the objectives of the Workshop and its consequence. Present on the occasion were, Shri A K Mallik DIG Ranidanga, Shri S K Sinha DIG Siliguri Frontier Hqrs., Commandants Shri Sudhir Verma 41st Bn Ranidanga, Shri B K Pal Staff Officer (Ops &Int), 2IC BS Negi of 41st Bn Ranidanga, other Officers and SSB personnel. The programme concluded after much discussion after every speaker.

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