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26 persons rescued from Mumbai-bound Lokmanya Tilak Express

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, August 3: As many as 26 persons belonging to Bodo and Santhal communities from Assam heading towards Mumbai were rescued by Nedan Foundation, an NGO based at Kokrajhar working against the human trafficking, from the Mumbai-bound Lokmanya Tilak Express with the help of railway police at New Bongaigaon Junction on Tuesday evening at around 7.30 pm. Sources from the NGO said the activists of the NGO got specific information regarding the suspected trafficking and rescued the people with the help of railway police. Of 26 persons, 10 were women that included six minor girls and three minor boys. The rescued persons were supposed to go to a dry fish factory in Mumbai and most of them did not have any idea who was the person to take them to Mumbai. They simply boarded the train from Guwahati discussing with their seniors, sources said adding that the prime suspect Gupta was absconding from the railway station. Sources also said all the rescued persons were from Dhekiajuli area of Sonitpur district. A communiqué from the Nedan Foundation informed that the six minor girls were sent to Teresa Home at Chapaguri while the three minor boys were sent to Nichima Home Centre, Kwila Mwila in Chirang district while the adults returned to their respective houses.

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