11 girls who were trafficked from Jharkhand and rescued from Bengaluru reached the capital Ranchi on Friday. This information was given in an official statement.
All the girls are minors who belong to the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) Paharia tribe. All the girls were brought to Ranchi via flight. Eleven girls from the Paharia tribe have been rescued and brought from Bengaluru to Ranchi, a statement said. She is a resident of Sahibganj and Pakur districts.
It was further told that many cases of human traffickers selling children of poor families in big cities on the pretext of jobs have come to the fore. In this connection, the Anti Human Trafficking Unit constituted by the State Government is continuously taking action against the traffickers to rescue the children.
Arrangements have also been made for the rehabilitation of the rescued children, the statement said, adding that they have been kept at Premashraya Balika Griha, Ranchi. MNREGA Commissioner-cum-Director-cum-Member Secretary, Jharkhand State Child Protection Institute Rajeshwari B met these girls here and they will be handed over to their families.
Twenty-five people, including 11 girls, had gone to Bangalore on January 7 from Hiranpur police station area in Pakur district. The Bengaluru police handed them over to the CWC, Bengaluru after it came to know that they were minors, the statement said. The CWC probe revealed that they were all victims of human trafficking and subsequently the Ranchi authorities were contacted. Recently, 13 minors, including a 14-year-old pregnant girl who was trafficked from Jharkhand, were rescued from Delhi.