2039 children rescued under Operation Muskan-III in 11 days

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Cuttack: As many as 2,039 children, including 1,750 boys and 289 girls, have been rescued under Operation Muskan-III since its launch on July 15, Crime Branch special DG Bijay Kumar Sharma informed on Tuesday.
At the one-day training programme of district-level officers on Operation Muskan-III organised at the Crime Branch Headquarters here, he said,”Ten teams have already been constituted to rescue missing children from Odisha by visiting different places in India in the second phase of the drive between July 31 and August 13.”
The training programme was organised to sensitize police officials about different aspects of law, procedure and handling of children, Sharma had said in his tweet.
He attributed the success of the operation to inter-agency coordination at district level and close monitoring by the Crime Branch.
Acting on the Supreme Court’s direction for protection of missing children, Odisha Police have been conducting such drives since 2015. It is being executed by the Crime Branch in association with Women and Child Development Department.

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