Saturday, 7 July 2018

26 minor girls rescued from a train after passenger alerts railways with a tweet

A passenger on the train tweeted to railways that he had noticed around 25 girls crying and looking uncomfortable on the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express
Twenty six underage girls were rescued by the GRP and RPF from the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express after a tweet from a passenger alerted them to the situation.
On July 5, a passenger on board the train tweeted that he was travelling in the S5 coach of the train and noticed around 25 girls crying and looking uncomfortable.
Reacting to the tweet, officials in Varanasi as well as Lucknow swung into  action and within half an hour of the alert on social media site started investigating the matter, a railway spokesperson said.
The GRP at Gorakhpur coordinated with Childline along with the anti-trafficking unit of the police.
Two RPF jawans in plainclothes boarded the train at Kaptanganj and escorted them to Gorakhpur.
“26 girls were found with two men, aged 22 and 55 years. All of them are from West Champaran in Bihar. The girls were being taken from Narkatikyaganj to Idgah. When questioned the girls were unable to answer anything convincingly, so they have been handed over to the child welfare committee.
The girls are believed to be between the ages of 10 and 14 years.
“Their parents have been informed and the men have been taken into custody,” a statement from RPF said.
This incident comes days after Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani launched an awareness campaign for protection of children coming in contact with railways.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Kidnapped minor girl rescued, suspected Bangladeshi arrested - Says he is from Jalpaiguri

Assam : Dhubri Police rescued a minor girl on Saturday, who was kidnapped a month’s ago from Agomoni Police Station area of the district.
The minor was allegedly kidnapped by a man from her neighbourhood and the kidnapper was trying to take her to Bangladesh, a police officer said on Wednesday.
Acting on the complaint lodged by the girl’s family, the police started a probe and conducted raids at several places, but failed in tracing the girl, he added.
On Saturday evening, after getting information from a source, the police conducted a raid at Takimari village, located across the Indo-Bangladesh international border under Dhubri Police Station and rescued the girl along with the alleged kidnapper.
The arrested kidnapper has been identified as Altab Ali.
However, the alleged kidnapper, Altab Ali, has claimed that he is a resident of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal as per an AADHAR card issued by the UIDAI which has been recovered from his possession.
But the police suspect that he might be a Bangladeshi national as he was planning to flee to Bangladesh.
A proper verification about his original identity has been under process with the help of Jalpaiguri Police of West Bengal.
The kidnapper was also involved in a stone business at the Sonahat International Trade Centre under Golakganj Police Station of Dhubri district.
The rescued girl has been handed over to her family members while the kidnapper has been kept by Dhubri Police in their custody for further investigations as informed by D Das, officer-in-charge of AMCo Road Police Outpost of Dhubri district.
D Das led the police team during the operation on Saturday.

Friday, 8 June 2018


An arts student from a north Bengal school has topped the West Bengal higher secondary examinations this year, scoring 496 marks out of 500.
Granthan Sengupta from Jalpaiguri Zilla School in Jalpaiguri district beat students from fancied schools, urban and rural, elsewhere in the state to take the crown for the Class XII examinations.
Granthan also becomes the first arts stream student to top the examination in the last five years, with his score of 99.2 per cent.
Ritvick Kumar Sahoo of Tamluk Hamilton School secured second rank with 98.6 percent marks, a 493 out of 500  .
Timir Baron Das and Saswata Roy both came third, securing 490 marks.
Among the girls, Arkadipta Ghosh and Anima Garai jointly secured the first spot having scored 97.2 percent each. Both ranked fifth overall. While Ghosh is from Jadavpur Vidyapith, Garai appeared for the exams from Bankura Ranibandh School. 
The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education said on Friday the overall pass percentage was 83.75 per cent, with 6,63,516 of the 8.09 lakh students who wrote the examination clearing it.
The results were put up on the board's websites, or, at 10.30am on Friday.
Mark-sheets and other relevant documents can be collected from their respective distribution camps from 10.30 am onwards.