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168 children rescued from train, trafficking agents arrested

First published: March 10, 2013, 5:55 PM IST | Updated: March 10, 2013
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168 children rescued from train, trafficking agents arrested
The children were being taken from Jaipur to Kolkata to be employed as labourers in factories.

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.

(With Additional Inputs From PTI)

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