The Railway unit of the Delhi Police has rescued 14 kids allegedly trafficked from completely different districts of Bihar to Delhi and arrested 10 folks, officers stated at this time.
As per protocol, the rescued kids who’re within the age group of 12-14 years have been taken to a quarantine centre in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar, they stated.
The matter got here to note after an data was acquired from an NGO on September 7 about 14 kids being delivered to Delhi by Mahananda Categorical Practice from completely different districts of Bihar, a senior police official stated.
A joint operation was launched on the Outdated Delhi Railway Station by police together with NGO Bachpan Bacho Andolan, Salam Balak Belief and RPF personnel.
The staff stored a vigil on the motion of passengers and carefully monitored the CCTV cameras to see any suspicious motion, he stated.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways) Harendra Ok Singh stated “Ten individuals had been detained and 14 kids accompanying them had been rescued. These kids had been medically examined and brought to quarantine centre, Lajpat Nagar.”
“They had been produced earlier than the Little one Welfare Committee via video conferencing. Primarily based on their statements earlier than the committee, a case was registered and the ten accused individuals had been arrested,” he added.
Throughout interrogation, the accused disclosed that the youngsters belong to completely different districts of Bihar.
Amongst these rescued, 9 kids are from Katihar, two from Begusarai, two from Kishanganj and one from Purnia. They’d deliberate to take them to completely different locations together with 4 to Azadpur and two to Seelampur in Delhi, two to Faridabad in Haryana and 6 to Punjab, he stated.
Because of the scarcity of labourers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the traffickers noticed a possibility to get the youngsters employed in factories and focused poor households in Bihar, the DCP stated.