The report noted that Karnataka showed an 18-fold increase from pre- to post-pandemic figures, while Jaipur emerged as the hotbed of child trafficking.
The report, released on Sunday, to mark the 'World Day Against Trafficking in Persons', painted a troubling picture of the child trafficking crisis in the country.
The incident came to light only after locals got suspicious of the couple as they could not see the baby for weeks, and reported the matter to the police.
In 2022, under Operation AAHT, the RPF Secunderabad Division rescued 23 children and arrested six traffickers.
Suggestion for metro cities and 10 districts having high number of children missing cases
The state home department was directed to file a report in this regard by the next hearing on June 13.