In a shocking incident, Chandigarh police has rescued 14 children and has arrested two persons on charges of human trafficking from ISBT-17. The kids belong to Gaya district of Bihar and were being taken to Manali for labour in apple orchards and in houses.
Accused were identified as Durja of Ladakh and Amka Manji of Beldari village in Bihar. 11-year-old son of Manji’s sister was also among the rescued children. Durja, who is settled in Manali, had paid Rs 300 in advance to the parents of the kids who belong to Charki and Beldari villages of Gaya. All children are aged between 10-14 years old. Police has registered a case under sections 370 (buying any person as slave), 371 (habitual dealing in slave) of IPC and under Section 26 of juvenile justice Act at Sector-17 police station.