GUWAHATI, March 6 - The RPF rescued 498 children and arrested 14 child traffickers in the NF Railway zone during 2017.
In 2017, 498 children were rescued by RPF and as many as 14 traffickers arrested. During 2016 and 2015, RPF rescued 437 and 206 children respectively. All the divisions pressed into service mobile security squads to look for any suspicious movement in trains and stations. The rescued children were subsequently handed over to their guardians or to NGOs for their proper care and rehabilitation, said an official statement.
Besides, during 2017, RPF recovered stolen goods in 160 cases, arresting 68 offenders and recovering goods worth Rs 5.1 crore. �This has been possible due to frequent raids and ambush checks conducted by RPF in sensitive areas,� it said.