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Operation Paree II: Odisha Police Team Arrives From Andhra With 49 Missing Children

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26 September 2018

Mohammed Ishtiyaque

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Bhubaneswar: A State police team deputed in Operation Paree (II) arrived in the City from Andhra Pradesh today with 49 children who were missing from Odisha. Among them, 26 are boys and 23 are girls, who will be handed over to the Child Welfare Committees of their respective (native) districts.

Total eight teams have been formed under the second phase of Paree II. These teams were sent to Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. They are expected to arrive with children who have been missing from Odisha by September 30.

"Paree II, started on September 1 was bifurcated into two segments. The first dealt with tracing the missing children who were present within the state. In the second phase the police officers accompanied by CWC officials were sent to different states for tracing the missing children," DG Police, Dr RP Sharma said.

In the first phase of Paree II, total 2189 children (1826 Boys and 363 girls) were rescued from within Odisha. Dr Sharma lauded the efforts of the officers, police personnel and CWC members who have been part of the operation.

Operation Paree is executed by the State Crime Branch, led by ADGP Santosh Upadhayay, under the supervision of IGP, Arun Bothra and SP, Sandeep Madkar.

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Dr. R.P Sharma, DGP, Odisha