The  N. F. Railway rescued 4 minor children from stations; Apprehended two suspected traffickers

Maligaon,  Dec 16:  The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of N. F. Railway rescued four minor children from stations on 13th December, 2021. Among the rescued children, one minor girl was rescued from Kamakhya Railway station and three run away minor boys were rescued from Rangiya Railway station. In this connection, two persons suspected to be involved in human trafficking were also apprehended.

In an incident on 13th December, 2021 while Constable A. C. Gautam of RPF Post, Kamakhya was performing duty at Kamakhya railway station, noticed 02 boys along with one girl were moving suspiciously at Platform No. 2/3.  He immediately informed the matter to duty officer ASI/N.C. Baishya, who along with other staff attended and enquired them.

During interrogation, the girl aged about 16 years disclosed her name and address as a resident of Vill- Bheluadanga, P.S. & P.O. – Helem, Dist. Sonitpur, Assam. She further revealed that she had come along with the 02 boys without telling her parents from Biswanath Charialli by bus and reached Kamakhya station for onward journey to Bangalore.

On interrogation, both the boys disclosed their name and address as Jivan Acharya, (20 years) and Khemraj Acharya (24 years), both are sons of Sri Padam Prasad Acharya, Vill- Ambikapur, Dharagaon, PS- Sunpura, Dist. Tinsukia (Assam).

The boy named Jivan Acharya stated that on being called by the girl, he along with his brother proceeded to Biswanath Charialli by bus where the girl had been waiting for them.

Thereafter, they all travelled to Guwahati by bus for further journey to Bangalore by train. Suspecting something wrong, they were detained and later, all of them were handed over to IC/GRP/Kamakhya for necessary action.

In another incident on same day, RPF/Rangiya received information from Security Control/Rangiya that 03 (three) boys were travelling without their guardian in train No.15613 DN (Lachit Express) towards Rangiya.

On getting the information, a team of RPF/Rangiya attended the train at Rangiya railway station and detected the three minor boys aged about 13 years, 10 years and 11 years of Vill:  Buragohain Than and Dulapara under PS: Tangla. Dist-Udalguri (Assam).

On interrogation, it could be learnt that they had fled away from their home. Later, the rescued boys were handed over to Child line Kamrup, Assam for safe custody and further course of action.

It may be mentioned here that the RPF rescued 599 persons including minor children and women during January to November this year where 76 persons were rescued from being trafficked. All of them were rescued from trains and stations in different operations conducted over N. F. Railway. RPF also apprehended 22 persons during this period who were involved in human trafficking.


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