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RPF rescues 5 minor boys from traffickers


GUWAHATI: Railway Protection Force (RPF) acting promptly on a tip-off rescued 5 minor boys along with two traffickers from platform No. 1 of Rangiya Railway station on May 14 last, according to the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) authority.


On the receipt of intelligence about the movement of traffickers with minors, constables were deployed in plain clothes as decoys who 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.


Constables Rubul Mahanta, Bhaskar Malakar of RNY post and Constables Dilip Chakraborty and Manaj Ali of Crime Protection & Detection Squad (CPDS) of RPF, Rangiya were involved in the operation. 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 the N F Railway has been instrumental in rescuing minors from the hand of traffickers. During the year 2017, the RPF rescued 515 minor children and arrested 11 traffickers. This year RPF has already rescued nearly 170 children from railway premises all over N F Railway.


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