Seventeen Children were rescued from two Delhi bound luxury buses in Gaya district on Friday. Children were being taken there to be engaged in bangle factories, as per the officials.
According to a Suresh, a member of the anti-trafficking cell who runs an NGO, there were children among passengers in Delhi bound luxury buses. The anti-human trafficking team already had a tip off about this, and with the support of local police, it intercepted the buses as soon as it came out of Gaya city and children were rescued.
He further added, all the 17 children were later produced before child welfare committee with the permission of local police. They would be sent to Bal Griha after formalities.
According to Raj Kumar, state’s welfare director, from march this year the department in collaboration with the UNICEF, Childline and the Railway Protection Force (RPF), had launched a scheme for identification of potential victims of child trafficking and their rescue. Under the scheme, known as Surakshit Safar, teams have been deployed at 11 railway stations of the state.