Five minors rescued from trafficking bid

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 17th May, 2018

Both of them are being questioned by police.The state has been grappling with trafficking and kidnapping of minors. "In 2017, the RPF rescued at least 515 minors and arrested 11 traffickers. This year, the RPF has rescued 170 children so far," Pranav Jyoti Sharma, chief public relations officer of Northeast Frontier Railway, said. The spurt in fake job placement services, which are fronts for trafficking rings, has remained unchecked as no mechanism to address the problem has been put in place yet. In 2016, police records state, 130 minors were trafficked and only 37 rescued.Boys who fall victim to trafficking usually land in factories in metro cities while girls are forced into marriage, sexual exploitation or engaged as domestic help.

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