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    Mr. Amit Garg currently serves as the joint commissioner of police, special branch, of the Indian Police Service in Hyderabad, where he handles matters related to foreign registration and collection of intelligence on organized crime. In his 15 years experience working with India’s police force, using the community policing concept, he has involved various sections of civil society for effective and sustainable enforcement.  He has coordinated with civil society organizations to assist victims of human trafficking for their protection and rehabilitation and victims of domestic violence.  Mr. Garg received a Master of Philosophy from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.  His dissertation was on “From Slavery to Debt Bondage: Bonded Labour System in India.”  He also received a Master of Arts in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Center for Study of Social Systems.  During his fellowship year, Mr. Garg will focus on human trafficking, organized crime, trafficking victim protection programs, witness protection programs, rescue and rehabilitation, and NGO partnerships.