The Jharkhand State Child Rights Protection Commission (JSCRPC) will urge its State government to recommend a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the two incidents of alleged child trafficking in which 589 children from Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal were brought to Palakkad in Kerala.
Talking to The Hindu here, commission member Sanjay Kumar Mishra said a CBI investigation was necessary as the case involved four States and two orphanages run by religious minority groups.
‘‘The commission is for a through probe into all the angles of the case and there would be limitations to the present probe by the crime branch wing of the Kerala police. We have detected several anomalies in taking these children to Kerala by the two orphanages. The ongoing probe is satisfactory but only a central agency can lead it to a logical conclusion,’’ he said.
Mr. Mishra was here to decide on the future of 167 children from his State who have been temporarily lodged at a shelter home at Pezhumkara.