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168 children rescued from train; 12 child trafficking agents arrested

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Mar 10, 2013 at 05:59pm IST

Jaipur: The railway police rescued nearly 168 children from the Ajmer-Sealdah Express on Saturday. The children were being taken from Jaipur to Kolkata to be employed as labourers in factories.

The children are between the ages of 5 and 12 years. The police have also arrested a dozen people, alleged to be agents in child trafficking.

"Following a tip-off, a search was started at railway station here yesterday and 168 children, who were earlier engaged in labourer work in bangle factories near Jaipur rescued," a railway police official said.

168 children rescued from train, trafficking agents arrested

The children were being taken from Jaipur to Kolkata to be employed as labourers in factories.

(With Additional Inputs From PTI)

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