GUWAHATI, Nov 8 - The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Northeast Frontier Railway�s (NFR) Lumding Division, which covers Guwahati also, has rescued as many as 44 minor girls and boys during the last few months.
NFR Chief Public Relations Officer RJ Sharma said the 44 kids were rescued by the RPF between March 5 and October 31 this year from various trains, railway stations and premises within the Lumding Division and the force�s personnel rendered necessary assistance by handing over the minors to their respective parents, legal guardians or local NGOs.
�RPF has been exhibiting sincere humanitarian approach by rescuing trafficked, helpless, destitute and runaway children and women. RPF of NFR�s Lumding Division has been rendering exceptional service in other fields also. During the last one year period from November 2014 to October 2015, as many as 989 cases were registered under various sections of the Railway Act and 1,415 persons prosecuted,� he said.
In addition, contraband items like gold, arms and explosives worth an estimated Rs 2,99,74,042, were recovered leading to the arrest of 22 persons and registering of 42 cases.
Besides, five human traffickers and 15 drugging criminals were also arrested and handed over to GRP.
RPF also detected five incidents of theft of luggage and the recovered items were handed over to the owners. A total of 32 offenders were arrested leading to the recovery of property valued at Rs 2,58,120 from such criminals and 33 cases have been registered under various acts during the period.
Sharma said that the RPF helpline 182 (toll free) is fully operational nationally for safety and security of the travelling public.