U.S. honours Indian cop for decade-long fight against human trafficking

According to reports, IPS officer Mahesh Bhagwat has been given the US government's 2017 Trafficking in Persons Hero award for his 13 year-long fight against human trafficking. Bhagwat, presently the Rachakonda Police Commissioner in Telangana, was named among eight recipients of the award on Tuesday. Notably, Bhagwat closed down 25 brothels in less than a year and rescued over 350 children forced into labour.

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