RPF rescue five minor children

    Guwahati, Jan 24 (PTI) Five minor children have been
rescued by Railway Protection Force from Guwahati Railway
station, an official said.
    Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesman Subhanan
Chanda in a press release here on Saturday said a woman RPF
constable during duty at Guwahati Railway station on Friday
morning noticed a lone minor girl entering into the station
through the main entrance gate in a distressed condition.
    On being asked she disclosed her name and also
informed that she fled away from her home at Pasighat in East
Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh for onward journey to
Delhi in search of employment without any intimation to her
parents or relatives.
    When the rescued minor girl was brought to RPF post
for further necessary action, on checking her bag one Aadhaar
card, one school identity card, some used clothes, one
smartphone, two bank passbooks and Rs 1,430 in cash were
    RPF Guwahati immediately informed her brother about
the rescue telephonically and later after observing all
formalities the rescued minor girl was handed over to Railway
ChildLine Guwahati for her safe custody.
    In another incident also on the same day, an RPF team
while conducting checking against human trafficking at
Guwahati Railway station noticed four minor boys roaming on
Platform no-7 of Guwahati Railway Station in a distressed
    On asking the boys stated that they have run away from
their home to Guwahati by train without any intimation to
their parents to search for work.
    On further interrogation and upon them disclosing
their names and address, it was detected that three of the
minors are from Begusarai and another from the Samastipur
district of Bihar.
    As the rescued minor boys could not give any contact
number of their parents or relatives, they were brought to RPF
post and after observing all formalities were handed over to
Railway Childline Guwahati.
    Meanwhile, acting on a tip-off RPF Agartala along with
Government Railway Police detained a woman and seized 16
packets of brown sugar with a market value of Rs 6 lakh from
her possession at Agartala Railway station on Thursday
evening, the release added. PTI ESB

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