The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of East Coast Railway has rescued 62 minor children from various station platforms and trains from its jurisdiction in July 2023 under Nanhe Farishte drive.
The RPF reunited 50 boys and 12 girls with their parents with the help of NGOs like Childline and District Child Welfare Committee. The trained RPF personnel have rescued the children who had fled their homes.
The RPF personnel counselled the rescued children before reuniting them with their parents. Railways have also joined in Bachpan Bachao Andolan drive, to work towards eradicating human trafficking through railways.
Apart from this, RPF has also launched Operation AAHT (Action Against Human Trafficking) and rescued human trafficking victims.
Among the 62 minors rescued in July 2023, Khurda Road Division rescued 33 boys and two girls, Sambalpur rescued five boys and four girls and Waltair Division rescued 12 Boys and six girls.
All the minors have been handed over to their parents through the Childline and District Child Welfare Committee.