RPF soon to launch Lautate Bachpan drive for tracing missing children

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to trace missing children, soon the Railway Protection Force (RPF) will start a drive named “Lautate Bachpan”.During the initiative, the security forces will conduct raids across different trains to break the nexus of kidnapping and human trafficking of children. According to RPF official, it will be a 15-day drive which will be starting soon. The main focus is to search and rescue the missing or abandoned children from railway stations and trains. The initiative will help in combating human trafficking nexus. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarSenior Divisional Security Commissioner (Coordination) Dr AN Jha said during an awareness and experience sharing programme on International Missing Children’s Day, it was felt that a special drive with the help of NGOs should be launched. ‘Lautate Bachpan’ is a special drive for safety of kids,” added Jha. RPF will make an all round-effort to reunite kids with their parents. According to RPF officials, traffickers lured poor children on some pretext and trafficked them. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”In some cases, children leave their homes after being scolded or beaten by their parents,” said official adding that they will also conduct surprise inspections across trains. On the occasion of International Missing Children’s Day, RPF team of Delhi division organised an awareness and experience sharing programme at New Delhi Railway station on Saturday. Security Commissioner (East) Priyanka Sharma hosted the event. Children who were reunited with their parents by RPF were present at the event. In one such case, a 15-year-old girl left her house due to family problems later she was rescued by the security forces and reunited with her family. Her father said, “After that incident, he is focussing on his daughter’s education.” SC Jain, Divisional Railway Manager, Delhi said that passengers should report about such children who seem to have run away from home or lost at railway stations. “Passengers should inform RPF official/railway official at the railway station or inform at security helpline number 182. This noble act would help in re-uniting such children to their parents /guardians,” said SC Jain. Child rescue and help centre also inaugurated in the premises of RPF post at New Delhi railway station. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has rescued 1,012 children from various railway stations in the four months of 2019.last_img

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