Human trafficking: 26 rescued, 2 held in UP

Lucknow: At least 26 people were today rescued by GRP personnel at Mughalsarai railway station while being “illegally” taken to Delhi from Jharkhand.

“25 girls and a boy being illegally taken to New Delhi by Ranchi Sampark Kranti Express were rescued by a team of GRP, Mughalsarai, led by Inspector Tripurari Pandey,” a home department spokesman said.

Those rescued include some minors, the spokesman said, adding two women were arrested in this connection and a case was lodged against them.

Preliminary questioning revealed the accused had lured them on the pretext of participation in sporting events and getting them jobs, the spokesman added.

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