This man’s presence of mind saved 26 girls from human trafficking

Twitter user Adarsh Shrivastava was on board the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express on Thursday when he noticed how uncomfortable 26 minor girls were in the presence of two men.

By   |  Published: 7th Jul 2018  7:55 pmUpdated: 7th Jul 2018  7:57 pm
Adarsh Shrivastava

Hyderabad: When a social media savvy civilian turned to Twitter to alert authorities about a human trafficking racket, he did not expect the officials to respond so quickly.

Twitter user Adarsh Shrivastava was on board the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express on Thursday when he noticed how uncomfortable 26 minor girls were in the presence of two men.

So he immediately raised an alarm through a series of Tweets that tagged official handles of Railway Minister, PM Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

 

And in less than half an hour, an equally responsible social media team of Indian Railways and Lucknow police sprung into action and averted this major crime.

Soon, the Government Railway Police at Gorakhpur, along with the anti-trafficking unit of the police, succeeded in rescuing the minor girls after two RPF personnel boarded the train at Kaptanganj in plainclothes.

All of them were handed over to the local Child Welfare Committee and their parents were immediately alerted too.

The investigation later revealed that two men, aged 22 and 55, from West Champaran in Bihar were trafficking the girls from Narkatikyaganj to Idgah in Uttar Pradesh. The rescued children were believed to be aged between 10 and 14 years.

“Their parents have been informed and the men have been taken into custody,” a statement from the RPF said.

Adarsh’s presence of mind prevented a major crime and to appreciate his efforts, RPF Lucknow  took to Twitter to hail him as an ‘everyday hero’.

 

Adarsh is certainly a hero and other Twitter users cannot agree more!

(With inputs from PTI)