Guwahati: Assam chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday made it clear that the state government is committed to eliminate the ills of human trafficking from Assam. Operations will continue to bust the human trafficking network and persons involved in the crime will be sternly dealt with. Dr. Sarma spent some time interacting with 40 children and two adults who were rescued from Sikkim.
The chief minister stated that the state government will adopt a State Policy for Rehabilitation of the children who are trafficked and rescued. He said that the rehabilitation policy will essentially address emotional issues of the children to secure their childhood so that in the near future they can bloom into good and resourceful citizens after getting the right kind of education.
“I hail Assam Police led by Special DGP L.R. Bishnoi and Chirang SP Gaurav Upadhaya and their team for rescuing 40 children and two adults from the clutches of child traffickers,” said Dr. Sarma.
It may be noted that upon information of 80 children from four villages from BTR along the Indo-Bhutan border trafficked to outside, Assam police using its intelligence traced out 42 victims in Sikkim. They were rescued from Sikkim with the help of the Sikkim Police and brought back to Assam.
BTC Chief Pramod Boro, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Special DGP L.R. Bishnoi, Chirang SP Gaurav Upadhaya were also present during chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma’s interaction with the children.