SSB rescues 10 children, catches three traffickers

Patna: The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has rescued in Bihar eight Indian and two Nepalese children being trafficked to Mumbai, an official said on Friday.

Three human traffickers were apprehended in Motihari and Sitarmahi districts.

All the children rescued on Thursday by a team of officials of the SSB and Government Railway Police (GRP) were aged between 6 and 18 years, an SSB official said.

The children were being taken to Mumbai by different trains on the pretext of providing them work in garment factories.

“The human traffickers have been handed over to GRP and the rescued children were handed over to NGOs Prayas and Childline,” the official said.

In the first operation, the 47th Battalion of SSB raided the Motihari railway station and rescued eight children and apprehended two men.

The SSB’s 20th Battalion rescued two children and apprehended a trafficker from the Bairgania railway station in Sitarmahi. The rescued children and the trafficker were Nepalese.

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