Published: 27th October 2020
Yogi Adityanath: All UP districts will now have anti-human trafficking police stations to check trafficking of women and children
These police stations will be set up in all districts of the state for effective action in trafficking cases
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that all the districts of the state will now have anti-human trafficking police stations to check the trafficking of women and children.
These police stations will be set up in all districts of the state for effective action in trafficking cases.
According to a government order issued on Monday, 40 new anti-human trafficking units will be set up to function as police stations. So far, there are 35 anti-human trafficking units in the state which were set up in 2011 and 2016 by the then governments.
These police stations will have the power to register FIRs, carry out investigation and take required legal action, said the government spokesperson.
The police stations are being set up on the directives of the central government and funds for them have been allotted by the Centre.
According to the spokesman, the Centre has provided Rs 15 lakh each for the 40 new police stations, amounting to Rs 6 crore in total, and Rs 12 lakh each for the existing 35 police stations, amounting to Rs 4.20 crore.