AS-NFR-RECUEPTI | Guwahati | Updated: 02-11-2018 20:33 IST | Created: 02-11-2018 20:33 IST
Northeast Frontier Railway Friday
said 26 minor boys and girls were rescued from different
trains and stations in the region during the last fortnight.
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier
Railway (NFR) have rescued these children from the railway
premises and handed them over to their parents and guardians.
NFR Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma
said RPF has rescued the 26 minor boys and girls from stations
and trains during the period from October 15 to 30, 2018.
"The RPF has been successfully rescuing run away child as
well as child from the clutch traffickers regularly. During
current year up to October, RPF has rescued nearly 700
children from railway premises as well as from running
trains," he said in a statement.
The RPF has also arrested 17 traffickers during this
period and actions were taken as per rule, Sharma said.
In one such incident on October 22, RPF personnel rescued
two minor boys and one girl from the 15960 Kamrup Express when
they were detected travelling without any guardian.
"As such, they were first detrained from the train and
later their parents were informed over phone. Later on, the
rescued boys and girl were handed over to Sachin Tanti after
taking consent of their parents," the CPRO informed.
In a similar case on October 15, the RPF successfully
station and later they were handed over to their parents after
proper identification, he added.