SCPCR seeks investigation in alleged forced prostitution

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SCPCR seeks investigation in alleged forced prostitution

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

After receiving a complaint about several minor girls being forced into prostitution in Vikasnagar and Herbertpur areas, the chairperson of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) Usha Negi has asked the police director general (Law and Order) for an investigation in this matter. As per the complainant, culprits first get minor girls addicted to drugs and then lure them from mountainous regions to the city. Once they reach here, these girls are enticed with drugs to the hotels of the said areas and forced into prostitution, according to the complainants.

As mentioned in the complaint letter directed to SCPCR, the locals tried to complain about this serious crime to the local police but they did not pay any attention to this matter. They also said that smack is also being sold to the youngsters in the area which is destroying their lives. According to them, the police allegedly threatened them when they tried to approach them about the issue. Apparently, the administrations of said hotels are claiming to be under the protection of the authorities, as per the complaint.

Considering the seriousness of the matter, Negi has asked the DG (Law and Order) to form a special team to investigate this case and to submit the investigation report to the commission within 15 days. Meanwhile, the complainants have also reportedly filed complaints to other authorities including National Commission for Women, National Human Rights Commission and the governor of Uttarakhand.

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