SC Pulls Up NCPCR For Tussle in Child Trafficking Case

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) for their tussle in a child trafficking matter.

The matter relates to the issue of children being trafficked from an orphanage in West Bengal.

The Supreme Court said that it is not bothered about the Centre or State Commissions but about the girl victims.

A bench of Supreme Court Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose while coming down heavily on the two commissions said that it is very unfortunate that two statutory bodies are fighting like this in a trafficking case.

The bench further said that it is very sad that the two commissions cannot find conclusion for the welfare of the children.

The court listed the case for further hearing on Wednesday.

The top court was hearing a petition filed by the NCPCR against an earlier Calcutta High Court ruling in which the court restrained the national child rights body from getting involved in the issue of child trafficking in West Bengal since the state commission had already been apprised of the situation.

Moreover, the National Commission had asked Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), CID, West Bengal Police Rajesh Kumar to ascertain the facts related to trafficking in an orphanage in Jalpaiguri.

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