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Meri Saheli team of RPF providing assistance to women travelling alone in trains

ByNE India Broadcast

Jan 17, 2024 #NFR

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of N. F. Railway successfully rescued 17 minors with arrest of one trafficker during ongoing checking & drives conducted from 09th to 16th January, 2024 at different trains and railway stations over N. F. Railway. During the month of December, 2023, a total of 43 minors and 03 women were rescued by RPF of NFR and handed over to respective Child Line/NGO’s, parents and GRP for safe custody.

In a recent incident of 16th January, 2024, RPF staff of Jalpaiguri Road Post, rescued one runaway minor girl from Jalpaiguri Road railway station. On the same day, RPF staff of New Bongaigaon Post, rescued one runaway minor girl from New Bongaigaon railway station. Both the rescued minors were handed over to Child Welfare Committee, Jalpaiguri and Bongaigaon for their safe custody.

In an incident on 09th January, 2024, a team of RPF/ Kishanganj along with members of Bal Bachao Andolan/Katihar conducted a check at Kishanganj Railway station. During the check they rescued 06 minors and apprehended one human trafficker. Later, the rescued minors along with the trafficker were handed over to OC/GRP/Kishanganj for safe custody and further legal action.

Apart from that, RPF team of ‘Meri Saheli’ of N. F. Railway provides assistance to the women passengers travelling alone in trains. During the month of December, 2023, about 1958 women passengers were assisted by this team of RPF.

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.


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