KATHMANDU: As many as nine children have been rescued from Namuna Pragatisheel Mahila Samaj in Baafal where they had been kept without any accountability.

A joint team from Children Search Coordination Centre and National Child Rights Council, on Wednesday, found the children at the organisation in Baafal area of Nagarjun Municipality-4 where they appeared to have been kept without any legal provision, according to Mohan Bikram Dahal, Inspector at the Children Search Coordination Centre, Bhrikutimandap.

Dahal stated that out of the nine children, five are girls and four are boys. The children are mostly from the western part of the country.

It has been learnt that they were kept inside the building of the organisation -- the legal status of which is unclear -- in substandard conditions. Local police have reached the site to take charge of the situation and carry out further investigation.

The children will now be taken for medical check-up and counselling, further informed Dahal.

It is unclear as to how and for what reason the children were brought there. Moreover, the record of the organisation shows that there are 15 children under their care but only nine were found during the intervention.

Whereabouts of six other children are still unknown. Search is going on to find them.