Railway Protection Force rescues 23 minors

Maligaon, September 18 (MExN): The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway rescued 23 minors during ongoing checking and drives conducted from September 8 to 17. RPF also apprehended one person involved in human trafficking.

The drives were conducted at different locations in New Bongaigaon, New Jalpaiguri, Jalpaiguri Road, Samsi, Badarpur, Barsoi, Rangiya, Katihar and Dimapur railway stations. In a recent incident on September 17, RPF of Rangiya while conducting a regular check at Rangiya railway station rescued one run away minor boy and girl. Later, the rescued minors were handed over to Fatima Balika Dayadham, Rangiya for safe custody. 

On September 9, RPF escort party of Maligaon rescued four runaway minor boys from train no. 22449 (Guwahati-New Delhi) Express at New Bongaigaon railway station. The minors were handed over to Birjhora Children Home, Bongaigaon for further course of action. 

In the midnight of September 8-9, acting on information, RPF of Samsi conducted a search operation in train no. 13034 (Katihar-Howrah) Express regarding a suspected human trafficker. During the search they apprehended a human trafficker and rescued a minor girl from his custody. Later, the apprehended trafficker along with the rescued minor girl was handed over to GRP/Malda.

During August 2023, RPF of NFR had rescued seven minor boys and girls and three women with the arrest of one kidnapper, stated a press release issue by Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer, NFR.