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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to Monitor the issue of Child Trafficking in the State

According to CID sources, 17 newborns were trafficked to various parts of India and abroad in the name of adoption by producing manufactured documents

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Bring Software Industries to West Bengal, says CM Mamata Banerjee to Bengali Diaspora. Wikimedia

Kolkata, March 28, 2017: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday directed the state police and the bureaucracy to monitor the issue of child trafficking and stop the traffickers at all costs.

“The police and the block development officers (BDO) have to take responsibility to thoroughly monitor the issue of child trafficking in the state. Whoever is involved in trafficking should not be spared,” Banerjee said during an administrative meeting in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district.

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She also asked the other departments associated with the matter to play their role so that trafficking can be stopped.

“Apart from the police and the BDOs, those who are associated with child welfare have to look into the issue. This is also a responsibility of the Social Welfare Officers. The Women and Child Department also has to play the role they are expected to,” the Trinamool Congress supremo said.

Referring to the repeated complaints of over-charging and negligence against the medical facilities in the state, Banerjee asked the police administration to keep an eye on the patients’ grievances.

“I would request all the inspectors and officers in-charge to keep an eye on their respective local hospitals. If such cases come to the police station it has be referred to the new committee formed under respective district magistrate,” she said.

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She also cautioned the administration to verify such complaints first before taking action against the accused medical facility.

“If the complaint is genuine then take appropriate action but if the complaint is not genuine, remember lodging a false complaint is also a crime,” she asserted.

Banerjee’s comments come against the backdrop of a recent crackdown at a Jalpaiguri-based child adoption centre, for its alleged involvement in several cases of child trafficking.

According to CID sources, 17 newborns were trafficked to various parts of India and abroad in the name of adoption by producing manufactured documents.

Several persons, including political leaders, child protection officers, doctors and owners of the accused child adoption centre, were arrested by the sleuths earlier this month for involvement in the case. (IANS)

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Mamata Accused Parties for Spreading Hatred, Called ‘Shameless Politics’

Banerjee's comments have come two days after she had accused the Narendra Modi government of "politicising" the Pulwama terror attack.

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Mamta Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal. Wikimedia

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Wednesday accused certain political parties and people holding constitutional positions in the country of rumour-mongering and spreading hatred in the society, and termed it “shameless politics”.

“One section of political parties/groups along with people holding constitutional positions are indulging in rumour-mongering, spreading hatred with dangerous statements. Even journalists are not spared. This is shameless politics. What levels of polluted politics have we descended to?” she wrote on Twitter without naming any particular political outfit.

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Mamata Banerjee accused Modi government of “politicising” the Pulwama terror attack. Flickr

Banerjee’s comments have come two days after she had accused the Narendra Modi government of “politicising” the Pulwama terror attack and demanded its ouster for “failure” to take precautionary measures despite an intelligence alert of a possible attack.

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The Trinamool Congress supremo and her senior party leaders, including Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, have also claimed the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were “using the Pulwama incident” to incite communal violence in the state. (IANS)