Latest NorthEast India News | RPF rescues 47 minors, 8 women in 39 days

Guwahati: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NF Railway) has successfully rescued as many as six minors and two women during ongoing checking and drives conducted between Tuesday (February 6) and Thursday (February 8) at different trains and railway stations under the jurisdiction of the NF Railway. 

During January this year, the RPF of NF Railway rescued a total of 41 minors and six women leading to the arrest of two human traffickers.

The rescued children and women were later handed over to respective Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), parents and the Government Railway Police (GRP).

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In an incident on Wednesday (February 7), personnel of the RPF rescued two runaway minors along with a woman from the Rangapara North junction railway station in Assam’s Sonitpur district. 

On Tuesday, RPF teams of Assam’s New Bongaigaon junction railway station and Tripura’s Dharmanagar railway station, while conducting checks, rescued two minors, one each from the respective railway stations. Later, the rescued minor children were handed over to an NGO and parents. 

On Thursday, personnel of RPF rescued a runaway woman from the Chaparmukh junction railway station in Assam’s Nagaon district.

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Preventive measures are being taken to take action in case children are in need of care and protection found in trains and railway premises. 

The RPF carries on a relentless fight against criminals in protecting railway passengers and remains vigilant for suspected persons involved in human trafficking as well as the movement of children in a suspicious manner travelling alone without a guardian.