The Telangana Operation Smile program will be start from January, Central Government’s initiative ‘Operation Smile’ to trace missing children will be taken up in all Telangana districts from January 2015.
The Crime Investigation Department (CID) will monitor ‘Operation Smile’ and about 50 teams have been formed to carry out the operation.
Inspired by Ghaziabad police’ efforts, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to follow it and expand the operation in all Indian States.
“During the ‘Operation Smile’, one SI, four constables, one official from Child Welfare Department and one representative from an NGO will be part of the team,” DIG, CID, R Bheema Naik said.
In view of the operation, the CID held a training session for ‘Operation Smile’ teams in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Presentations were given on various Acts and laws relating to children like Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act.
“In the last two months, as many as 50 missing children have been traced and returned to their parents or shifted to rescue homes.
All complaints pertaining to children are to be investigated after referring them to magistrate,” DSP, CID, C Anasuya said.