The Anti-Human Trafficking unit in Udaipur has rescued nearly 700 children from being transported to nearby Gujarat from Udaipur. Most of the children hail from tribal areas of Dungerpur, Rajsamand and Chittorgarh. This number is just second to the count rescued from Jaipur.
Informers and NGOs associated with this cause have been the main source of information for the unit, which is spreading its search operation around the region. Most of the rescues have taken place on the Udaipur – Ahmedabad highway as per reports.
As per Bhanu Pratap Singh, a constable in the unit, in his conversation with the Times of India, their team rescued 5 children from a bus before it entered the Gujarat border on 8 December. The children were travelling alone and were going to Gujarat for work. They were taken off the bus and handed over to the Child Welfare Committee of the state.
Bhanu further said that they are not able to take action when children are travelling with their parents as it becomes difficult to ascertain the purpose. These children belong to poor families in the tribal belt.
Source: Media Reports