New Delhi, July 7: After a passenger tweeted to the Railways, Security personnel rescued 25 minor girls from the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express.
“On 5 July, the passenger tweeted that he was traveling in the S5 coach of the train and noticed that around 25 girls, all juvenile, were crying and feeling insecure”.
I am traveling in Avadh express(19040). in s5. in my coach their are 25 girls all are juvenile some of them are crying and all feeling unsecure.@RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyal @PMOIndia @PiyushGoyalOffc @narendramodi @manojsinhabjp @yogi
— Adarsh Shrivastava (@AdarshS74227065) July 5, 2018
Following his post, officials in Varanasi and Lucknow along with Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) came into action and rescued the girls in few hours.
As per the media reports, the GRP at Gorakhpur coordinated with Childline along with the anti-trafficking unit of the police.
Several Railway Protection Force personnel, in civil clothes, boarded the express train at Kaptanganj and escorted them to Gorakhpur.