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'Child trafficking highest in Maharashtra'

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of child trafficking cases in the country followed by West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi, Minister of state for Home Jitendra Singh in

Published: 14th March 2012 10:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:35 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of child trafficking cases in the country followed by West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi, Minister of state for Home Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

Citing data provided by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), Singh said a total of 2,12,318 child trafficking cases have been registered in the country in three years, between 2007 to 2010.

"A total of 41,137, children from Maharashtra, 38,454 children from West Bengal, 28,873 from Madhya Pradesh and 17,305 children from the national capital were found missing since 2008 to 2010," said Singh.

No child was found missing from Jharkhand from 2008 to 2010.

According to Singh, the Ministry of Home Affairs has released funds to the tune of Rs. 8.72 crore and Rs.8.338 crore in the year 2010-11 and 2011-12 respectively for establishment of 225 Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTU).



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