Human Traffic Watch

Child trafficking: 168 kids rescued from train

In Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on March 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

In a major rescue effort, the government railway police (GRP) recovered nearly 168 children between 5 and 12 years of age from theAjmer-Sealdah Express on Saturday.

The children were taken from Jaipur to Kolkata to be employed as labourers in factories.

The police also arrested a dozen people, alleged to be agents in child trafficking.

Acting on a tip-off by the Bharatpur district collector, the GRP officials entered the train at 4.30pm when it reached Bharatpur and started checking the compartments. The children were found in the train’s general compartment.

“At least 168 children were found in the train who told the police that they were being taken to Kolkata to work in factories. In Jaipur too, they were working as labourers,” said Gyan Prakash Shukla, district collector, Bharatpur.

Source: Times of India

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