Three minors including two girls rescued from trafficking

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2019: The Manipur Alliance for Child Rights (MACR) and Child Rights and You (CRY) extended heartfelt gratitude to Manipur Police and its entire member partner who took different roles and succeeded in the rescue of two young girls and a young boy hailing from Bishnupur district of Manipur.

A press statement released by MACR stated that on August 16, one of MACR partner informed that two girls of ages 14 and 15 years and a 9-year old boy from Bishnupur were missing since Thursday night from their respective houses.

The 15 years old girl was a school drop-out and the boy was her brother.

The Manipur Anti Human Trafficking Committee headed by IGP Clay Khongsai was alerted and a missing report was made by the parents with the help of our members and Childline Bishnupur, the release said.

On Saturday at around 3:30 pm police informed MACR that the children were rescued from Moirangkhong Imphal. He also apprehended one boy  but his friend escape, who later surrendered to the police late in the evening, both happened to stay at a rented house in Imphal, they were then handed over to Child Friendly Police station Lamphel where Childline Imphal and MACR staffs took care of the children, later in the evening they were handed over to Bishnupur Police, it added.

The two boys were planning to take the three children to Noney, Tamenglong with a promise to give them good jobs, an FIR has been registered on Sunday and were produced in front of the JJB and were later sent to an Observation home, it said.

Looking to the past incidence there is an urgent need to adopt the Draft ‘State policy for children 2018” by the State Cabinet at the earliest. The incident has proven beyond doubts that the Manipur Police has once again proven its outstanding capacity to carry out the rescue operation of the three children, MACR convenor Montu Ahanthem said. 

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