KOCHI: The country’s first Anti-Human Trafficking Cell with the involvement of students was launched at the Traffic West station here on Saturday. The cell was inaugurated by Kochi Range IG M R Ajithkumar. The chief guest of the function was City Police Commissioner K G James.
The event was held under the aegis of the Kochi City Police Advocates Association, the Kerala High Court and the Raising Our Voices Foundation (ROV).
Student clubs of the four law colleges in the city also participated in the event. On the occasion, technical workshops were conducted on providing legal, procedural and psychosocial support to victims of trafficking.
Senior advocate Gopalakrishna Kurup delivered a lecture on the various sections of the law pertaining to human trafficking.
ROV principal coordinator Monolita Chatterjee led a workshop on being effective advocates to ‘abuse and assault’ victims. DCP R Nishanthini conducted an informative session on the procedures involved in rescue and rehabilitation operations.