The Railway Protection Force (RPF) rescued five minor boys and arrested two traffickers from Rangiya Railway Staion in Assam on Wednesday, informed NFR officials.
“On getting intelligence input about movement of traffickers with minors, constables were deployed in plain clothes as decoys, who approached the suspects, conversed with them at Rangia station on Tuesday” said NFR Chief Public Relation officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma.
When the minors could not reply satisfactorily, the RPF arrested the traffickers. The traffickers along with the rescued minors were later handed over to GRP (Government Railway Police) for further action.
It may be mentioned here that the force rescued 515 minor children and arrested 11 traffickers in 2017. In 2018, RPF has already rescued around 170 children from railway premises in the region.