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PTI | 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

rescued two runaway minor girls from the Goalpara Town railway

station and later they were handed over to their parents after

proper identification, he added.



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