Dimapur, June 7 (EMN): NF Railway’s Railway Protection Force (RPF) rescued four minors and apprehended three people during routine checks at various trains and stations. An update from the NFR Director of Public Relations issued on June 7 informed that the three people arrested were involved in human trafficking.
An underage girl was rescued at Guwahati station while an underage boy was rescued from Northeast Express while officials were on duty. The rescued minors have been handed over to Railway Child Line/Guwahati, Childline/Kamrup and Childline/Barpeta for safe custody and further action.
In another incident, railway officials while on duty found an underage girl with three men at New Maynaguri station sitting suspiciously. After questioning, the case was brought to the attention of the parents of the rescued girl while the three people were apprehended on suspicion that it was a case of human trafficking.
The update further states that the RPF train escort teams and personnel deployed at the stations are vigilant and monitoring those suspected of being involved in human trafficking as well as the movement of children in a manner suspicious, traveling alone, without a suitable guardian, etc.
A new initiative under “Meri Saheli” is said to have been launched in NFR and operates 24 hours a day to educate women/child passengers on safety/security and the use of helpline no. 139 if required.