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5 minor boys rescued from rail station


Guwahati, May 16, 2017: Railway Protection Force (RPF) rescued five minor boys and detained two traffickers from Rangiya station in Assam.

Ashok Das, Inspector RPF, Rangiya, informed that after receiving intelligence inputs about the movement of traffickers with minors, constables were deployed in plain clothes as decoys that approached the suspects, conversed with them. When it was found that the minors could not reply satisfactorily to their questions, the forces swung into action and arrested the traffickers.

Later the traffickers along with the rescued minors were handed over to GRP (Government Railway Police) for further action.

The northeast is a popular hunt for traffickers from where vulnerable minors are taken to places like Nepal and other parts of India for use as child labours. RPF of N.F. Railway has been instrumental in rescuing minors from the hand of traffickers. During the year 2017 RPF rescued 515 minor children and arrested 11 traffickers.

This year RPF so far rescued about 170 children from railway premises across northeast India.