Lucknow: A man from Bihar was arrested and eight children, being taken to Rajasthan to work as labourers, were rescued from a train in Uttar Pradesh`s Mirzapur district, police said Monday.
The children, who hail from Gaya, were rescued following a raid on a coach of the Jodhpur-Howrah Express late Sunday in Mirzapur, some 300 km from here.
The raid was conducted following a tip-off by an NGO.
"Sultan was taking the children to Jaipur to work in bangle factories on the pretext of providing them education and employment," said government railway police inspector Gulab Singh.
"Three accomplices of Sultan managed to escape. For the last four-five years, Sultan had been working for a human-trafficking racket," he added.
According to police, all the eight children are aged between 9-12 years.