GUWAHATI: Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway successfully rescued as many as 669 minor boys and girls from railway premises like stations and trains, during the period from January to December 2018 before the children could be lured by anti-social elements. 9 human traffickers were also arrested red handed who were transporting minor girls in trains.
In one such case on December 17, 2018, acting on information regarding runaway of five minor boys from their home in Dimapur and travelling by train, Crime Prevention and Detection Squad (CPDS) team comprising Head Constable Bikram Bose and Constable A.K. Singh checked train No 14055 Brahmaputa Mail and detected three of the above minor boys. Further, as per the information provided by the rescued boys, search was conducted in train No 12067 UP Jansatabdi Express on December 18, 2018 by Inspector RPF Nayeem Uddin and staff of Lumding Post at Lumding railway station and detected the two other minor boys. All the boys are from Rangapahar Crossing Gate No 1 area, PO and PS: Dimapur, Nagaland. Parents of the rescued boys were informed over phone and subsequently, they were handed over to their respective parents after proper identification.
In another such case on January 1, 2019, at about 10.30 am, Assistant Sub Inspector S N Singh, Lady Head Constable Sujata Das and Lady Constable S Pandey of RPF Post, Katihar (East), while checking at Katihar railway station, rescued one missing minor boy at platform No 1. The boy had gone missing at Katihar station while travelling in train No 15904 (Chandigarh Express) along with his parents. Announcement was made through PA system and his parents turned up. Later on, the rescued boy was handed over to his parents after proper identification.
It may be mentioned here that RPF has been successfully rescuing run away child as well as children from the clutch of traffickers regularly along with arrest of traffickers. Rescued children are normally handed over to their parents or various NGOs like Child Line. Various squads of RPF are regularly conducting checks at railway premises to prevent such cases. It is known that gang of traffickers are very much active in this region to take children and women away to other parts of the country. The arrested traffickers are being handed over to GRP for appropriate action under law, stated a press release.
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