The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of N. F. Railway successfully rescued 04 minors during routine checking at different trains and railway stations over N. F. Railway. All of them were rescued from trains, railway premises and stations over N. F. Railway. RPF also apprehended 03 persons during this period who were involved in human trafficking. The Chief Public Relations Officer of N. F. Railway Sabyasachi De informed it media on Tuesday in a press release.
On 02.06.2022, Sub Inspector along with staff of RPF post, Guwahati conducted a joint checking with member of Railway Child line at Guwahati station against human trafficking. During the checking they rescued one minor girl. Moreover, in an incident on, 03.06.2022, under the supervision of Sub Inspector of the RPF Meri Saheli team, Rangiya conducted a check at Rangiya Railway Station. They rescued one minor girl during their checking. In an another incident on 04.06.2022, a team of RPF rescued one minor boy from train no. 12506 DN (Northeast Express) while performing their duty. Later, the rescued minors were handed over to Railway Child Line/Guwahati, Childline/Kamrup and Childline/Barpeta for safe custody and further course of action.
In a recent incident on 05.06.2022, Head Constable along with Constable of New Maynaguri RPF Outpost, while conducting a routine checking detected one minor girl with three male persons at New Maynaguri Railway station sitting in a suspicious manner. On interrogation the minor girl stated that she run away with the three male persons. The male persons disclosed that they all are resident of Katkina Iswaripur village under Magrahat Police Station in South 24 Pargana (West Bengal) District. The matter was informed to the parents of the rescued girl. Suspecting it to be a case of human trafficking the three apprehended persons along with the rescued girl were handed over to Officer Incharge/Maynaguri/Police Station for necessary legal action.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) train escort parties and staff deployed at stations are vigilant and lookout for suspected persons involved in human trafficking as well as the movement of children in a suspicious manner, travelling alone, without proper guardian etc. A new initiative under “Meri Saheli” has been initiated over N. F. Railway and functioning round the clock to make aware women/child passengers about the safety/security and use of helpline no. 139 in case of any exigency.