12 children, who were being trafficked, were rescued by the railway protection force (RPF) and Government Railway Police forces at Kishanganj railway station on Thursday night.
One tout Asrar Ahmad was also arrested. Two of his accomplices, however, pulled the wool over the eyes of RPF and GRP personnel and slipped away.The rescued children are in the age group of 6 to 10, except two, who are about 14 years.The small children were huddled together on platform no 2. They were awaiting the Jodhpur-bound Jodhpur-Guwahati Express to arrive so that they could board it. A person posing to be their custodian, appeared claiming that the children were being taken to school. But on a little more probing, it became clear that the man was a tout and a trafficker.
The RPF and GRP personnel took him into custody. The rescued children including Kalam, Ishtehar, Arshad and Mohd Kalim disclosed that they hailed from villages in West Bengal.