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Agartala, Sept 19: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) successfully conducted a series of operations between September 8 and 17, rescuing 23 minors and apprehending a human trafficker. These operations were carried out across various trains and railway stations within the NFR network, displaying the vigilance and dedication of the RPF to ensuring the safety of minors.

The operations took place at several key locations, including New Bongaigaon, New Jalpaiguri, Jalpaiguri Road, Samsi, Badarpur, Barsoi, Rangiya, Katihar, and Dimapur railway stations. During these operations, the RPF rescued 23 minors from potentially dangerous situations. These minors were then handed over to the appropriate child welfare agencies, following the necessary verification procedures to ensure their safety and well-being.

One significant rescue took place on September 17, when RPF personnel at Rangiya railway station rescued a runaway minor boy and girl during a routine inspection. The RPF acted swiftly to ensure the safety of the minors, who were subsequently entrusted to Fatima Balika Dayadham in Rangiya for their care and protection.

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Another noteworthy incident occurred on September 9, when an RPF escort party stationed at Maligaon successfully rescued four runaway minor boys from train no. 22449 (Guwahati – New Delhi) Express at New Bongaigaon railway station. The rescued minors were handed over to the Birjhora Children Home in Bongaigaon to receive further assistance and care.

In a midnight operation conducted on September 8 and 9, the RPF in Samsi received a tip-off and launched a search operation on train no. 13034 (Katihar – Howrah) Express. This operation resulted in the apprehension of a suspected human trafficker and the rescue of a minor girl from the trafficker’s custody. Both the trafficker and the rescued minor girl were handed over to the Government Railway Police (GRP) in Malda Town to initiate further legal proceedings against the trafficker.