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RPF rescues 214 minor till July this year

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has rescued as many as 214 minor children while being trafficked till July 2017, besides arresting nine traffickers.

In a statement issued to the press on Wednesday, NF Railway said that during the period from January to July, 2017 RPF detected 75 cases of theft of stolen railway property and arrested 93 crimils, besides recovering stolen property worth Rs. 9, 58,845. “RPF arrested and prosecuted as many as 94,949 offenders under various sections of Railway Act and fine to the tune of Rs. 5, 57, 74,905 was realised during the period from January to July, 2017,” the statement said, and added: “During this period RPF apprehended 20 touts and prosecuted them under section 143 of Railway Act. Contraband goods worth Rs. 3, 20, 43,549 were recovered on 79 occasions with the arrest of 27 crimils during this period. During this period 18 crimils involved in drugging and looting of passengers and 18 crimils involved in theft of passengers belongings were also arrested and handed over to GRP for further action. The force also recovered huge quantity of explosive, gelatine sticks, detotor, fuse wire at Kamakhya and Bihara railway stations with arrest of two persons.”

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