GUWAHATI: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of N F Railway successfully rescued 17 minors with the arrest of one trafficker during ongoing checking and drives conducted from January 9 to 16 at different trains and railway stations over N F Railway.
In a recent incident on January 16, RPF staff at Jalpaiguri Road Post rescued one runaway minor girl from Jalpaiguri Road railway station. On the same day, RPF staff at New Bongaigaon Post rescued one runaway minor girl from New Bongaigaon railway station. Both the rescued minors were handed over to the Child Welfare Committee, Jalpaiguri, and Bongaigaon for their safe custody.
In an incident on January 9, a team of RPF/Kishanganj along with members of Bal Bachao Andolan/Katihar conducted a check at Kishanganj Railway Station. During the check, they rescued six minors and apprehended one human trafficker. Later, the rescued minors and the trafficker were handed over to OC/GRP/Kishanganj for safe custody and further legal action.
Apart from that, the RPF team of 'Meri Saheli' of N. F. Railway provides assistance to the women passengers travelling alone in trains. Preventive measures are being taken to take action in case children in need of care and protection are found on trains and railway premises. RPF carries on a relentless fight against criminals in protecting railway passengers and remains vigilant for suspected persons involved in human trafficking, as well as the movement of children in a suspicious manner, travelling alone, without a proper guardian, etc, stated a press release.