Railway Protection Force rescues minors

Maligaon, March 26 (MExN): The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway rescued four minors along with a boy and rendered medical assistance to a girl during ongoing checking and drives conducted from March 22 to 25 at different trains and railway stations over NF Railway. During the month of February, 2024, RPF of NFR rescued 41 minor boys and girls and eight women. The rescued children/women were handed over to respective Child Line/NGOs, parents & GRP.

In a recent incident of March 24, RPF and GRP team of New Jalpaiguri, jointly rescued two runaway minors at New Jalpaiguri Railway station. The rescued minors were handed over to Child Welfare Committee, New Jalpaiguri, for their safe custody. On the same day, RPF team of Dimapur, rendered medical assistance at Dimapur Railway Station to a girl travelling in Train No. 15603 (Guwahati- Ledo Intercity Express) and shifted her to Civil Hospital, Dimapur, (Nagaland) for treatment. 

In incidents on March 22, RPF team of Guwahati rescued one runaway minor girl along with a boy from Guwahati Railway station. On the same day, RPF team of New Tinsukia rescued one runaway minor girl from Bordubi Railway station. The rescued persons were handed over to GRP/Guwahati and Shelter Home/Tinsukia for their safe custody.

Preventive measures are being taken to take action in case children in need of care and protection are found in 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 guardian etc, stated a press release issued by Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer, NFR.