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RPF of NFR rescues 16 minors in latest operations

By EMN Updated: Apr 21, 2024 9:39 pm

DIMAPUR —The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) rescued 16 minors during ongoing checks and drives conducted from April 13 to the 19th at various trains and railway stations.

According to an official statement, during the period from 2023 to 2024, the RPF of the NFR, in coordination with the Government Railway Police (GRP), Childline/NGOs, rescued 654 minors (409 boys and 245 girls) and 69 women.

The rescued children and women were handed over to the respective Childline/NGOs and GRP for further legal proceedings. Additionally, during the same period, a total of 12 human traffickers were arrested, and 32 individuals (25 minor boys, four minor girls, two males, and one female) were rescued from them.

In the latest operations, on April 18, the RPF team of Katihar rescued three minor boys from Katihar Railway Station. Subsequently, after proper verification, the rescued minors were handed over to their respective parents.

On April 16, the RPF team of Chaparmukh, while conducting a check on train no. 15625 (Deoghar – Agartala Express) at Chaparmukh station, rescued one runaway minor girl. Subsequently, the rescued minor was handed over to the Child Welfare Committee, Nagaon, for safe custody.

It stated that preventive measures are being implemented to take action if children in need of care and protection are found on trains and railway premises.

“RPF carries on a relentless fight against criminals in protecting railway passengers, remains vigilant for suspected persons involved in human trafficking, as well as the movement of children in a suspicious manner, travelling alone, without proper guardians, etc.,” read the statement.

By EMN Updated: Apr 21, 2024 9:39:51 pm
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