Seven minors going to Mumbai detained, 2 escorts arrested

Last Updated: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 00:32

Bhopal: Seven children from Uttar Pradesh
allegedly being taken to work in a factory in Mumbai were
detained while their escorts arrested at a railway station
here, police said today.

Acting on a tip-off by fellow passengers, police searched
a bogie of the Mumbai-bound Kushinagar Express train at
Habibganj railway station and found seven children along with
two men yesterday.

While the seven children were detained, their two
escorts, identified as Abdul Rahim and Chandrabhan Kurmi, were
arrested.

The children in the age-group of 12-17 years told the
police that they were going to Mumbai with permission from
their parents as they came from a poor background. A police
team is being sent to their native places to find out the
truth.

Police have not ruled out the possibility of human
trafficking and are probing the incident.

Meanwhile, after the medical examination, the children
were handed over to the Child Care Organisation for now, the
police said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 00:32

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