Eighty-Nine People held on Charge of Human Trafficking in Six Months   

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Eighty-Nine People held on Charge of Human Trafficking in Six Months   

February 14: Nepal Police has arrested 89 people for their alleged involvement in human trafficking in the first six months of the current fiscal year.

According to the police, they have apprehended 67 men and 22 women from July 17, 2023 to January 14, 2024.   
Babarmahal-based Anti Human Trafficking Investigation Bureau has been working as a specialized unit of the Nepal Police for the prevention and control of crimes related to human trafficking.    
The bureau said 236 persons have been rescued from being trafficked in the review period. Among those rescued, 150 are women, 26 are men and 60 are girls.    
Nepal is one of the most affected countries from both internal and cross-border human trafficking.

Deputy Inspector General Bhim Prasad Dhakal, spokesperson for Nepal Police, said a large number of Nepalis fall victim to human trafficking due to the allurement of employment or illegal settlement in various countries, including in India, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, America and different European and African nations.    
Meanwhile, Nepal Police has provided character certificates to 550,060 individuals via online in the last seven months of the current fiscal year.    
It is said, 710,944 Nepalis and foreign nationals had submitted online applications seeking Police Report (character certificate) from Nepal Police during that period. Of these applications, 144,212 were canceled while 16,672 applications are being processed.    
The Criminal Record System Section at the Police Headquarters carries out works related to police report. This section falls under the Department of Crime Investigation.    
The department’s chief, Additional Inspector General Tek Bahadur Tamang, said the police report is provided within five days of receiving the application. -- RSS

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