Gangtok: Three taxi drivers were on Tuesday taken into custody in East Sikkim on charges of wrongful confinement, kidnapping and rape of two minors who were reported missing since Sunday.
The two sisters, aged 16 and 12 years, who had gone missing from Singtam in East Sikkim were also traced, the police said.
The sisters had been taken away by a taxi driver who allegedly sexually assaulted the younger sister while returning from Siliguri on July 22.
The sisters were reported to have been lodged in a hotel at Lall Bazaar in Singtam by two other taxi drivers.
All the three taxi drivers were taken into custody by the police and the initial missing case converted to cover sections for wrongful confinement, kidnapping and rape, the police said.