Functioning of Assam Police Sishu Mitra Resource Centre formally operationalized

November 21, 2020: Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ujjal Bhuyan Judge, Bombay High Court has formally operationalized the functioning of the Assam Police Sishu Mitra Resource Centre on Friday

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November 21, 2020: Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ujjal Bhuyan Judge, Bombay High Court has formally operationalized the functioning of the Assam Police Sishu Mitra Resource Centre on Friday on World Children’s Day in presence of Director General of Police Bhashkar Jyoti Mahanta, IPS at CID Head Quarter, Ulubari, Guwahati. It was launched by the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal on 1st October this year. 

​It may be mentioned that in 2019, the Assam Police in collaboration with UNICEF and UTSAH Child Rights Organization initiated a comprehensive Child Friendly Policing Programme, with the aim of enhancing access to justice for children. This programme was launched by the Chief Minister of Assam in August 2019. After the launch several programmes were undertaken by the Police including training on Child related Laws and Social Media Informative campaigns on Child Protection.

​The Assam Police Sishu Mitra Resource Center is a part of the Sishu Mitra Programme. This Centre will provide technical assistance to Investigating Officers across the State to deal with child-related cases, to ensure timely investigation and child friendly handling of cases as per Laws, Rules and Procedures. The Centre will also organize training programme for Police Officers across the State on regular basis. The Centre will assist in establishing linkages between the Police and the Social Welfare Department, Health Department, Labour Department, District Legal Services Authorities among others. Additionally, the Centre will facilitate counselling services for Police Officers for addressing issues of stress and anxiety.

​Two Police Officers from CID and two Technical Experts from UTSAH Child Rights Org will jointly conduct the day-to-day affairs of the Centre.

​ADGP (L&O) G.P. Singh, ADGP (A) Harmeet Singh, IGP (CID) Surendra Kumar, DIG(CID) Lachit Barua and other police officials were also present on the occasion.

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