Telangana cops launches 'Operation Smile-V' programme for missing children


HYDERABAD: Telangana Police has launched 'Operation Smile - V' programme at DG conference hall in Hyderabad.

As per the report, the programme will continue for a month and all the departments concerned will work together to trace out missing children and connect them with their families.

During the programme, Various issues involved in the operations, how to tackle the issues and practical problems were discussed.

It includes, how to trace out missing children, conducting rescue operations for children who are involving in begging, who are involving in hazardous industries, street children, bonded labour and how to relocate them with their parents or family members.

These measures are being initiated to check child abuse, girl trafficking and other crimes against children.

The Facial Recognition Tool 'Darpan' developed by the Telangana police was also given to the officers of all units which could be helpful to trace out the children.

From January 2015 to till now four such operations have been conducted and more than 22,000 children were rescued and reconnected with their families.

Additional Director General, CID, Govind Singh, Inspector General Law and Order, Women safety, Swati Lakra, Childline and representatives from UNICEF, Deputy Director Health and officers from other departments were part of the programme.

Police officers from the entire State including 174 officers, eight Additional SPs, eight Deputy SPs, 19 Inspectors and 90 SIs also participated in the programme.


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