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‘DCPCR could use statutory power to direct Delhi police, Manipur police’

Former member of Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) Keisham Pradip on Friday stated that he would not have troubled the DCPCR for tracing Lycipriya Kangujam if he had known her whereabouts.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 31 Dec 2021, 3:46 pm

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Responding to Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), former member of Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) Keisham Pradip on Friday stated that he would not have troubled the DCPCR for tracing Lycipriya Kangujam if he had known her whereabouts.  

The DCPCR had asked the former member to provide the present residential address within a period of 15 days or else the case would be closed.

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Keisham Pradip had lodged a complaint to the DCPCR and requested for stopping the media trial and exposure of a minor, and to provide counseling services to the child.

In response to DCPCR, he stated that he expected from a dignified child rights panel like DCPCR, some landmark directive/ judgment or advisory to prevent such unwanted media trial and vulnerable exposure to any minor girl, which may be applicable to similar incidents in the future as well.

He also anticipated that the competent authority of DCPCR would be directing the Delhi Police and Manipur Police to provide all the necessary information as the father of the child was arrested by the police on May 30, 2021 from Delhi Safdarjung Enclave. The Police concerned and Manipur police team must have updated detailed information of the child and her family, he stated.  

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“Had I known her whereabouts, why should I have concealed it and give DCPCR, Childline Delhi and CWC II Delhi all these trouble to trace out the child?  And after all, I am a child rights activist based in Imphal and how could I go and search out all these facts, when the Delhi DCPU, CWC, DCPCR and Childline failed to trace out the same?” he questioned.

Providing available information about Lycipriya, he stated that if more details are still needed, the DCPCR could use its statutory power and direct the Delhi police and Manipur police instead of closing down the case before reaching any fruitful outcome, on the pretext that the applicant failed to provide the present address.

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First published:31 Dec 2021, 3:46 pm

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