October 24, 2020

Child trafficking racket busted; 2 arrested, 6 minors rescued

ARARIA: The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Friday claimed to have busted a child-trafficking racket in Araria district with the arrest of two persons and rescued six boys.

The rescued boys were in the age-group of 10-16 years, a SSB officer said.

“Acting on a tip-off, we conducted a search operation yesterday evening, along with a number of child rights bodies, close to the Indo-Nepal border. At about 7 pm, we noticed two middle-aged men moving towards the Jogbani police station along with the six children”, Sanjit Samajhdar, Sub-Inspector SSB, said.

Both the persons were detained. During interrogation they revealed that the children were being taken to Delhi where they were to be employed as workers in a toy factory, Samajdhar said.

The duo was subsequently taken to Jogbani police station where a case was registered against them under the Child Labour Act, the sub-inspector said adding that all the six children have been handed over to Child Line, Araria.

Courtesy: PTI

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