RPF of NFR rescues 16 minors

Maligaon, APRIL 21 (MExN): The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway successfully rescued 16 minors during ongoing checking & drives conducted from April 13-19 at different trains and railway stations under NF Railway. 

A press statement issued by CPRO, Sabyasache De informed that on April 18, RPF team of Katihar, rescued three destitute minor boys at Katihar Railway station. Later, the rescued minors were handed over to their respective parents after proper verification. On April 16, RPF team of Chaparmukh, while conducting check in train no 15625 (Deoghar- Agartala Express) at Chaparmukh station rescued one runaway minor girl. Later, the rescued minor was handed over to Child Welfare Committee, Nagaon, Assam for safe custody.

During the period of 2023-24, 654 minors (409 boys & 245 girls) and 69 women were rescued by RPF of NFR in coordination with Government Railway Police (GRP) and Childline/NGOs. The rescued children/women were handed over to respective Child Line/NGOs & GRP for further legal proceedings. Also, during the same period, 12 human traffickers were arrested and 32 persons (25 minor boys, 4 minor girls, 2 male & 1 female) were rescued from them. 

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, the press statement said.