On the occasion of World Children’s Rights Day on November 20, Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta inaugurated the ‘Balsnehi Kaksha (Children Friendly Cell)’ at six police stations in the city.

A ‘child-friendly’ police station was inaugurated at the Sinhagad Road Police Station premises by Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta. The mandate for a “child-friendly” police station arose out of Juvenile Justice Act 2015 outlines the steps to be taken for the protection of rights of children in need of care and protection as well as for the children in conflict with the law.

“As per the Juvenile Justice Act 2015, all agencies working for children should remain child-friendly. The ‘Balsnehi Kaksha’ have been formed to create a children-friendly environment for juveniles in conflict with the law and those children who require legal aid in the jurisdictions of respective police stations,” a press release stated.

Police Commissioner Gupta inaugurated the ‘Balsnehi Kaksha’ at Sinhagad Road, Dattawadi, Alankar, Kothrud, Warje and Uttam Nagar police stations.