In a joint effort to combat Organised Immigration Crime (OIC), the UK and Chandigarh Police recently conducted a workshop at Hotel Mountview, Sector 10, Chandigarh.
The workshop aimed to enhance cooperation between the two parties and develop strategies to counter illegal migration.
Led by Chandigarh DGP Praveer Ranjan, the event witnessed the participation of officials from the UK Government, including Caroline Rowett, UK’s deputy high commissioner, Chandigarh; Ben Pugsley, First Secretary, Justice and Home Affairs; Amandeep Grewal, Deputy Head of Mission; Rajinder S Nagarkoti, Political, Press and Projects Adviser; Shreya Gandhi, Justice and Home Affairs Adviser; Rachna Chaturvedi Deputy Returns Liaison Officer – Migration Department; Sunayana Sharma, Returns Administrative Assistant – Migration Department; Andrew Watts, Regional Manager – Home Office International Operations; Sara Kay, International Liaison Manager – Home Office International Operations; and Mohini Singh, Consular officer.
An Unflinching Commitment
During her address, Caroline Rowett expressed the UK’s commitment to supporting Chandigarh Police in their joint efforts to combat Organised Immigration Crime.
The one-day workshop facilitated a comprehensive understanding of the respective roles and responsibilities of the UK and Chandigarh Police in addressing the issue. Participants engaged in fruitful discussions on ways to counter illegal migration and identified future dialogue and next steps as crucial aspects of their collaboration.
Working in Collaboration
The workshop aimed to explore opportunities for collaboration between the UK and Chandigarh in tackling Organised Immigration Crime. The joint initiative will focus on preventing Organised Immigration Crime groups and unscrupulous visa agents from exploiting young Indians and illegally sending them to the UK, often under highly dangerous conditions.