Rescued Children From Sikkim Kept In Kokrajhar Lodge


KOKRAJHAR, JUL 24: The 42 rescued children from Sikkim are kept at Prasanti Lodge in Kokrajhar since late evening amidst a strict security vigil and observation who were reportedly trafficked by some persons showing jobs pretended.

The rescued children including a six year boy were hailed from remote Runikatha area of Chirang district, were rescued by Assam Police in association with Sikkim police and reached in Kokrajhar Wednesday evening. The childrens were trafficked few five months ago for searching of jobs in Sikkim state and later Assam Police rescued them from different places few two day’s ago.

After rescuing from Sikkim state, the childrens are kept at Prasanti Lodge in Kokrajhar under a strict security vigil as well as closed observation from district administration.

Assam Police jawans including woman constable are engaged in the lodge to guard the rescued children.

On Friday, the chief minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma had an interacted with rescued children in Guwahati and returned to Kokrajhar late evening under the strict observation of officials of Social welfare department of BTC.

Police administration has been rendering strict security vigil along the Prasanti Lodge where children are kept.

“The children are now kept in a healthy environment in the lodge”, said a police officer.

Meanwhile, chairperson of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Kokrajhar Malati Rani Narzary has expressed her grave concern over the increasing of crimes activities on women and girls among the society. She has said that the human society is seeing massive increase of incidents like crimes on women and girls in today’s day which is not suited for the society.

She has urged the state government to take strict step against the crimes on women and girls in the state besides punished them.

She also expressed her unhappy over the children’s keeping at a lodge in Kokrajhar, said that the rescued children must keep at a government recognised home or centre under the supervision of CWC or district child protection unit.

She said that the rescued children must get healthy environment and care while they are taking shelter in their stay.

Meanwhile, BTC executive member for Social welfare department Gautam Das informed that the rescued children have been kept at Prasanti Lodge in a strict security vigil and engaged officials from district administration for looking after them. He said that the BTC administration and state government are jointly initiating strong step against the human trafficking incident across the region.