In a significant ruling, the Madras High Court has suggested for an app to help police detect child trafficking cases.
The case was heard before a bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee.
The banch was hearing a Public Interest Litigation from an NGO.
To this the judges directed the State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) to file a comprehensive report on the issue and posted the matter for further hearing on December 4.
The SCRB was also suo-motu included as a party respondent in the case.
The petitioner demanded that anti-trafficking relief and rehabilitation committees have to be constituted at the national, State and district levels to monitor prevention of child trafficking, relief and rehabilitation of victims using the victim rehabilitation fund.
While referring to the shortcomings in the present set-up, petitioner submitted said “for most of the training on women and children issues, only those at the lower cadre on punishment posting or those who are not assigned specific jobs are sent for training which does not help in enhancing the capabilities of police in crimes against women and children.
The causes related to children in JJB, CWC, POCSO Act and child trafficking are not reviewed as they do not get the agenda.>