24 Out Of 34 Children Trafficked From Jharkhand Found In Ludhiana
24 of the 34 tribal children allegedly trafficked from Jharkhand to an illegal shelter home in Punjab were traced and two persons were arrested, the police said on Sunday.
“We have rescued four children who were reportedly pursuing their studies in the three-room shelter home in Ludhiana and arrested two persons, including the owner of the home,” Superintendent of Police, West Singhbhum, G Kranthi Kumar said.
As the home authorities claimed that they had sent back 30 children, physical verification of 20 of them was made in West Singhbhum district, while search is on for the remaining ten, Kumar said.
Satyendra Prasad Moses (56), the shelter home operator in Ludhiana and a resident of Gaya district of Bihar and Junul Longo, a resident of Gudri police station in West Singhbhum were arrested.