|463 minors rescued by RPF from Jan 1 to July 31|
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) successfully rescued as many as 514 persons from railway premises from January 1 to July 31 this year.
Of them, 463 are minor boys and girls who were rescued from railway premises like stations and trains before they could be lured by antisocial elements. Nine human traffickers were also arrested red-handed while they were transporting minors on trains. There were 171 minor girls and 292 minor boys among the rescued children, said Subhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of NFR.
He said the RPF has been successfully rescuing children who run away from home as well as children from the clutches of traffickers regularly along with arrest of traffickers.
During 2018, as many as 669 minor boys and girls were successfully rescued from railway premises. Rescued children are normally handed over to their parents or various NGOs such as Child Line. Various squads of RPF are regularly conducting checks on railway premises to prevent such cases. Gangs of traffickers are very active in this region. They abduct children and women and transport them to other parts of the country, Chanda added.