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RPF of NF Railway rescues 23 minors, apprehends one human trafficker Human Trafficking
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RPF of NF Railway rescues 23 minors, apprehends one human trafficker

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Sep 2023, 05:51 pm

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway has rescued 23 minors during ongoing checking and drives conducted from September 8 to September 17 at different trains and railway stations over NF Railway.

RPF also apprehended one person involved in human trafficking.

The drives were conducted at different locations in New Bongaigaon, New Jalpaiguri, Jalpaiguri Road, Samsi, Badarpur, Barsoi, Rangiya, Katihar & Dimapur railway stations.

All the rescued persons were later handed over to the respective child lines as per norms for safe custody and family members after proper verification.

In a recent incident of September 17, RPF of Rangiya while conducting a regular check at Rangiya railway station rescued one runaway minor boy and girl.

Later, the rescued minors were handed over to Fatima Balika Dayadham, Rangiya for safe custody.

On September 9, RPF escort party of Maligaon rescued 4 runaway minor boys from train no. 22449 (Guwahati – New Delhi) Express at New Bongaigaon railway station. Later the minors were handed over to Birjhora Children Home, Bongaigaon for further course of action.

At midnight of September 8/9, acting on an information RPF of Samsi conducted a search operation in train no. 13034 (Katihar - Howrah) Express regarding a suspected human trafficker.

During the search, they apprehended a human trafficker and rescued a minor girl from his custody. Later, the apprehended trafficker along with the rescued minor girl was handed over to GRP/Malda Town for further course of action.

During the month of August, 2023, RPF of NFR rescued 70 minor boys & girls and 3 women with the arrest of 1 kidnapper. Railway Protection Force remains vigilant for suspected persons involved in human trafficking as well as the movement of children in a suspicious manner, travelling alone, without proper guardian etc.

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