Traffickers used three Bihar rly stations to move youngsters | Ludhiana Information

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Ludhiana: A day after the Railway Safety Pressure rescued 15 minor youngsters from Karmabhoomi Categorical (working from Samastipur to Amritsar) and arrested 12 human traffickers, it has come out that the accused had been utilizing three main railway stations of Bihar — Katihar, Purnia and Kishanganj — to move minors to varied locations in Punjab.
Investigations have additionally revealed that human traffickers had been planning to depart the prepare at Ludhiana railway station in numerous batches to flee the police.
Firm commander of RPF, Ludhiana, Anil Kumar stated, “After getting intelligence inputs from the northern railways headquarters and Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) members, a crew was constituted. Three officers went inside three completely different coaches of the prepare when it arrived at Ambala station to seek out out the variety of minors being taken for youngster labour. Throughout dialog with youngsters, it got here to gentle that the human traffickers had educated them to tell co-passengers that they had been travelling with their members of the family to Punjab for higher schooling and profession prospects.”
He stated, “Inside minutes, police officers recognized some youngsters who appeared sad and nervous. After a lot persuasion, they opened up and stated they had been being taken to Ludhiana and different cities.”
Senior divisional safety commissioner, Ashish Kumar, stated, “All of them had been between 12 and 17 years outdated and had been trafficked from their hometowns with none cost to work at stitching and embroidery models, brick kilns and at development websites. We’ve got given instructions to native officers of Ludhiana railway station to extend the variety of escort personnel in all main trains coming from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to make sure security of minors.”
Station home officer of Authorities Railway Police Balbir Singh Ghuman stated, “Members of Ludhiana railway station childline produced the rescued minor youngsters earlier than the district youngster welfare committee right here on Friday and are actually making an attempt to hint their dad and mom. It’s not clear if the arrested traffickers had purchased youngsters from the underprivileged by luring them with money.”

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