Two children, allegedly being taken to Chennai from Ukhrul district of Manipur, were rescued on Saturday by the police, official reports said.

The tribal boy and girl were being taken in a taxi. They were to be taken via Nagaland to board a train from Guwahati to Chennai.

Both the children were handed over to the Ukhrul District Child Welfare Committee. After the formalities, they were handed over to their parents.

As per a Supreme Court directive, children from the North-East could not be taken to other States without their parents.

However, taking children from there to Chennai for engaging them as domestic workers has been a regular practice.