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6 children being trafficked to Gujarat rescued in Udaipur

Press Trust of India
Jul 30, 2013 at 02:32pm IST

Six children, who were allegedly being trafficked to Gujarat to work there as labourers, have been rescued by Udaipur police with the help of an NGO.

The children, aged between 12 and 16, were rescued on Monday when they were being taken to Gujarat to work there, Additional SP Udaipur (Rural) Sudhir Joshi said on Tuesday.

Madhav Ram, who was accompanying the children, was arrested and is being interrogated, Joshi said.

6 children being trafficked to Gujarat rescued in Udaipur

6 children being trafficked to Gujarat rescued in Udaipur

Coordinator of NGO ChildFund India's special anti-trafficking project in the city, Joseph Mathew said he noticed Ram boarding the bus with the children in Udaipur on Monday evening.

"I could sense that there was something wrong with that man and his activities and alerted the police. The children were then rescued by the police," Mathew said.

The children were presented before the Child Welfare Committee and sent to a shelter on Monday night.

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