Calcutta HC orders Centre to take measures to Repatriate Girl trafficked from India to Bangladesh

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Shivani Gadhavi

Published On: December 13, 2021 at 16:55 IST

The Calcutta High Court Ordered the Central Government of India to take immediate actions to bring back the girl who was trafficked from India to Rangpur, Bangladesh.

The High Court also requested the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to ensure the girl’s safety.

The Case is related to a girl who was trafficked from West Bengal, India to Rangpur, Bangladesh. The High Court came to the immediate aid of the mother of the Victim, who filed a Plea in the Court. T

he Police filed a Chargesheet on September 21st, 2021 under Sections 34, 120 (B), 363, 365 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 14(F) and 14(C) of the Foreigners Act. 1946.

The Court stated, “This Court extends a request to the Hon’ble High Commissioner of Bangladesh in India to shift the Victim girl from Sheikh Russel Child Training and Rehabilitation Centre, Rangpur, Bangladesh to any other secure location. The High Commissioner is also requested to kindly ensure that the Victim girl returns to India.”

The Calcutta High Court was also informed by the State that it had put up the girl’s name in the National Status Verification report via the Immigration, Visa and Foreigner’s Registration and Trafficking Portal of the Ministry of Electronics and information Technology, Government of India.

The Central Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal had enlightened the Court about the rescue procedure of the girl initiated by it.

The Court Ordered the Inspector who is in charge of the Case to submit the investigation report to National Investigating Agency (NIA), which has been Impleaded as Respondents in the case by the Court.

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