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Railway Protection Force rescues 214 minor children, arrested 9 Traffickers  


Railway Protection Force (RPF) besides continuously safeguarding railway passenger and railway property is extending commendable humanitarian service by remaining in the forefront of fight against child trafficking. As many as 214 minor children were rescued this year upto July, 2017 with the arrest of 9 traffickers.

During the period from January to July, 2017 RPF detected 75 cases of theft of stolen railway property. 93 criminals were arrested and stolen property worth Rs. 9, 58,845/- were recovered.

RPF arrested and prosecuted as many as 94,949 offenders under various sections of Railway Act and fine to the tune of Rs. 5, 57, 74,905/- was realised during the period from January to July, 2017.

During this period RPF apprehended 20 touts and prosecuted them under section 143 of Railway Act.

Contraband Goods worth Rs. 3, 20, 43,549/- were recovered on 79 occasions with arrest of 27 criminals during this period.

More over during this period 18 criminals involved in drugging and looting of passengers and 18 criminals involved in theft of passengers belongings were also arrested and handed over to GRP for further action.

During current year RPF also recovered huge quantity of explosive, gelatin sticks, detonator, fuse wire at Kamakhya and Bihar railway stations with arrest of two persons. Another person was arrested along with a revolver. All arrested persons were handed over to GRP after registering cases.

The Tool Free RPF Helpline no. 182 is functioning round the clock and providing facility to travelling passenger in lodging complains and seeking assistance without breaking their journey. Immediate assistance were provided in 67 cases and stolen/left behind luggage items were handed over to owners.

More over RPF also distributed food and clothes to flood victims of Lakhimpur and Karimganj districts of Assam.


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