Child trafficking racket busted in Delhi, ten arrested, 14 children rescued

New Delhi, Sep 9 (UNI) Delhi Police has busted an inter-state child trafficking racket and rescued 14 children from their claws, the police said on Wednesday. According to DCP Railways Harendra Kumar Singh, the police had got an input regarding some children being trafficked from Bihar and being brought here via Mahananda Express.

Thereby, with the help of the NGOs Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Salam Balak Trust and RPF, Delhi Police conducted this operation at the Old Delhi Railway station, where they kept a hawk’s eye on the movement of passengers through CCTV and physically, and during this the police apprehended 10 people, rescuing 14 children whom they had brought along with them.

The children are of the age-group between 12 to 14 years, and as per the COVID guidelines, they have been kept at the quarantine facility in Lajpat Nagar for now.

During interrogation the accused have revealed that the children belonged to different districts of Bihar including 9 from the Katihar, 2 from Begusarai, 2 from Kishanganj and one from Purnea.

The plan was to take these children to different places, that included Azadpur, Seelampur, Faridabad, and some of them to Punjab.

According to police, the children were being brought under the pretext of providing better work and living opportunity in the wake of COVID, by targeting the poor families from the state of Bihar.

Meanwhile, in the present scenario as the economic activities have been opening up, there has been a rising demand for work as well as labour at lesser costs, and likely because of this there are chances of people being exploited.


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