Why is there no redressal cell for human trafficking cases: HC

Rescue Foundation had filed PIL regarding flesh trade and human trafficking

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Human trafficking is a serious issue and still, there is no redressal cell in the state, questioned the Bombay High Court. This question was raised during a hearing of PIL filed by Rescue Foundation on the issue of human trafficking and flesh trade.

The division bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Nitin Sambre have granted four week’s time to the state government to file a reply.


There should be some police station like ‘cyber cell’, which can frequently check on missing person and work on it instead of checking at the end of the year,” said Justice Patil.

A lot of women go missing and many of them are poor who are forced into flesh trading, said the bench. They added that every now and then, reports of rescuing women from a brothel have increased and so the state should get serious about it.

The bench said,

An ordinary person may hesitate in speaking to the police so there should be some redressal cell, not in the police station, but a place where these victims can go with their grievance. Without such forum where can they go? Often they are afraid of going to the police.”

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