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

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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