GUWAHATI, May 8 � In a major operation, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police managed to rescue 14 boys and a girl in the age group of 9 to 16 years from Bengaluru. They have been brought back to the city today and after necessary counselling and investigation, they would be handed over to their parents.
Superintendent of Police, CID, Violet Baruah told The Assam Tribune that there were reports that a number of children from different parts of Assam fell prey to the persons involved in human trafficking. As the first step, reports of missing of children from different districts of the State were collected.
She said that the CID came to know that a number of such children were taken to Bengaluru. A team of CID, Social Welfare and UNICEF went there and rescued 15 victims with the help of Karnataka Police and an NGO. She said that some of the children were taken with the promise of jobs while a few were kidnapped. In Bengaluru, these children were forced to work as labourers and a few had to work as domestic help.