The State police will start Operation Mukti from May 1 against begging by children in Dehradun district. Aspects of this operation were discussed in a meeting presided over by Director General, Law and Order, Ashok Kumar with district officials concerned. For this two-month drive four teams have been made of 22 personnel including 10 from the district police and 12 from the anti-trafficking units.
Kumar said, “The aim of Operation Mukti is to free these beggars from this line of work to a better life. For that four teams have been made, with CO City Shekhar Suyal as nodal officer of Dehradun.”
Superintendent of Police (SP) Law and Order, Mamta Vohra said, “We have conducted two drives before this. One was in December 2017 and one was conducted during February- March this year. The second drive was to verify whether the children we had attempted to get to school in our first drive had stayed away from begging. This time we are trying a different approach, first few days we will be observing them. We will collect information about their families, their routine, and behaviour among other things. Then we will proceed accordingly. Then there will be three steps in the last stage- awareness, enforcement and rehabilitation. So, it is a two-month project.”
It is pertinent to mention that CO City Shekhar Suyal will be reviewing the progress of campaign daily and SP City Shweta Choubey will review it on a weekly basis.
Saturday, 27 April 2019 | PNS | Dehradun