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Human trafficking racket busted in UP; 7 children from Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Maharajganj (UP) 

Seven children from were rescued and a man was arrested after a human trafficking racket was busted here by a team of (SSB), a senior said today.

Acting on a tip-off, the rescued the children, who were being taken to Sonouli on the Indo-border, and arrested one Mahgu Kumar hailing from Rupendehi in Nepal, Deputy Commandant said.

The man admitted that he and his associate had so far sent 25 children to different countries and were preparing to send 10 more, he said.

During interrogation, the arrested man revealed that he was supposed to hand over the children to his accomplice in in return for Rs 500 for each of them, the said.

The children have been sent back to Nepal, Jha added.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 11:55 IST