• Bureau

Three held for trafficking children


Sonbhadra, Social Times. On Tuesday four children, allegedly being trafficked to Meerut, were rescued and three people were arrested.


The children were inside a vehicle, which was parked near an eatery on the Robertsganj-Hinduari road, and when a police team asked them about details, they referred to the three people standing outside as their guardians, Superintendent of Police (SP) Amarendra Prasad Singh said.


On further questioning, it was learnt that the children were being taken to Meerut to work as bonded labourers, he said.


Navin Kumar, Sobinder and Jagdish Jaiswal were arrested from the spot, the SP said.


The rescued children have been sent to a child protection home, Singh said.


The arrested persons told police that the children were being taken to Meerut to work as bonded labourers, the officer said.


They said that they used to get Rs 5000 for each child, the SP added.