Ten children from Bihar rescued from clutches of human trafficking gang at Vijayawada railway station

The boys were being taken to Bengaluru to be engaged as factory workers, say police

November 15, 2022 07:44 pm | Updated 07:44 pm IST - VIJAYAWADA

In a joint raid, the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) rescued ten minor boys, who were reportedly being trafficked to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Acting on a tip-off, GRP and RPF officials, along with Childline NGO, checked the bogies on the 15228 Muzafarpur Junction- Yesvantpur Junction express and found the minor boys.

The raid was conducted under the supervision of Superintendent of Railway Police, Vijayawada, Vishal Gunni and Deputy Superintendent Nagaraja Reddy. The children were all aged below 15 and hailed from Bihar. They arrested a man named Amit Gheri, said GRP Circle Inspector R. Srinivas.

A case under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Act, 2021, and an investigation is on, said RPF CI Chandrashekar Reddy.

“We are trying to find out in which factories the accused planned to engage the children for work and whether he had trafficked other children in the past,” Mr. Srinivas told The Hindu.

Top News Today


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.