It is clear that there are many more acquittals than convictions, with the majority of cases pending trial or under investigation.
According to the latest National Crime Records Bureau data, a total of 2,189 cases of human trafficking were registered in 2021 as compared to 1,714 in 2020, showing an increase of 27.7 per cent.
The ministry, in an official communication, to Registrar Generals of all HCs said the complex nature of human trafficking calls for a multidimensional strategy.
The state government explained that out of 119 untraced children, 66 cases are transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, and 53 cases are pending in the police stations concerned.
Of the total 191, 95 boys and 10 girls belonged to Telangana, while 73 boys and 13 girls hailed from other States across the country.
Acting on a tip-off, police surrounded the Jagdishpur area and started checking buses coming from Bihar.
The fear that Kerala is fast turning a fertile ground for traffickers and begging racket that maim children and drive them into sex trade forces court to intervene