Sixteen minors, hailing from Bihar, West Bengal and Nepal, were rescued from old Delhi railway station on Thursday while they were being trafficked to Ludhiana.
A team of Delhi police, railway police and activists of an NGO, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), raided platform numbers 10 and 11 at the Old Delhi railway station and rescued 16 minor boys, including four from Nepal. The police arrested five local agents.
Police said the action was taken on a complaint filed by the BBA. The children, aged between nine to 16 years, were being trafficked to Ludhiana.
The boys were being taken to Ludhiana on the pretext of better jobs at various garment factories, shops and farms. A few of the parents of these children were not aware that their boys were being trafficked to Ludhiana.