Two suspects of human trafficking were taken into custody on Wednesday by RPF officers in Rajnand Gaon and Gondiya after the National Commission for Women(NCW) was informed that they were travelling with a Bangladeshi girl in the Howrah Mumbai Mail.
The suspects were arrested by the RPF personnel with the collaboration of Inspector General of Railway Board and IG Railway Police Force. Along with them worked the Deputy Superintendent of Railway Protection Force and RPF officer of Bilaspur.
In what seemed to be a grave case of human trafficking, as described in the press note by the Commission, it responded on a call received by the Chairperson, Rekha Sharma, on Wednesday night that a girl with Bangladeshi ID, Passport and Visa was being taken via Nagpur in coach no.7, seat number 4, after which necessary actions were taken.
Giving a detailed account of the timing of the case, NCW tweeted:
"By 12:20 the IG RPF was alerted by the Commission, to take swift action. IG Crime RPF Bilaspur rescued the girl at around 1:30 PM from Raipur. By 5:45 a detailed report of the case was sent and the two suspects have also been apprehended and taken in custody."
The NCW has also registered a complaint in the issue and is further investigating the case. It has assured in its press note that it will monitor and aid the entire proceedings and do the needful in the case. It has also informed the Ministry of Women and Child Development about the matter.