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Railway Protection Force of NFR rescues four minors, arrests three traffickers

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway successfully rescued four minors during routine checking

Railway Protection Force

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Jun 2022 6:29 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway successfully rescued four minors during routine checking at different trains and railway stations over NF Railway. All of them were rescued from trains, railway premises and stations over NF Railway. RPF also apprehended three persons during this period who were involved in human trafficking.

On June 6, Sub Inspector along with staff of RPF post, Guwahati conducted a joint checking with member of Railway Child line at Guwahati station against human trafficking. During the checking, they rescued one minor girl. Moreover, in an incident on June 3, under the supervision of Sub Inspector of the RPF Meri Saheli team, Rangiya a check was conducted at Rangiya Railway Station. They rescued one minor girl during their checking. In an another incident on June 4, a team of RPF rescued one minor boy from train no. 12506 DN (Northeast Express) while performing their duty. Later, the rescued minors were handed over to Railway Child Line/Guwahati, Childline/Kamrup and Childline/Barpeta for safe custody and further course of action.

In a recent incident on June 5, Head Constable along with constable of New Maynaguri RPF Outpost, while conducting a routine checking, detected one minor girl with three men at New Maynaguri Railway station sitting in a suspicious manner. On interrogation, the minor girl stated that she had run away with the three men. The men disclosed that they all are residents of Katkina Iswaripur village under Magrahat Police Station in South 24 Pargana (West Bengal) district. The matter was informed to the parents of the rescued girl. Suspecting it to be a case of human trafficking, the three apprehended persons along with the rescued girl were handed over to Officer Incharge/Maynaguri/Police Station for necessary legal action.

Railway Protection Force (RPF) train escort parties and staff deployed at stations are vigilant and on the lookout for suspected persons involved in human trafficking as well as the movement of children in a suspicious manner, travelling alone, without proper guardian etc. A new initiative under 'Meri Saheli' has been initiated by NF Railway to provide security to women and child passengers and to create awareness about the use of the helpline no. 139 in case of any exigency, stated a press release.

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