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10 persons rescued from suspected couriers, 2 held

Press Trust of India  |  Rangia (Assam) 

Five minor boys and five men, allegedly being trafficked, have been rescued from the clutches of two suspected couriers at railway station, a RPF said.

The two men accompanying them have been apprehended, the said.

The minors were to board a train for New Jalpaiguri from where they would have been taken to while the five others, in their early 20's, were being sent to Ludhiana, the RPF said.

Acting on a tip-off, the RPF personnel rescued them from a platform of the railway station yesterday when they were about to be taken outside the state by the two suspected couriers, RPF officer-in-charge said.

The 10 persons, who were allegedly being trafficked were in two groups, Das said.

Das said the minors hail from Bamunigaon village under station limits in district while the five men were residents of Biswanath Chariali village in district.

The two suspected couriers, identified as Rajib Madahi and Hemanta Madahi of Bishnupur Dhanbill village in district, were apprehended by the RPF.

Duplicate copies of Aadhaar Card, driving license, PAN card, card, two mobile handsets, a SIM card of Nepal, besides railway tickets were recovered from their possession.

Both the men claimed during interrogation that a man from Chhaygoan had handed over the minor boys to them to be supplied to another person of Jajiyabari village in district, who resides in now, in lieu of commission, Das said.

After interrogating them, the RPF handed over the 10 persons and the suspected couriers to the police, he added.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 11:55 IST