• Minors rescued by the Indian SSB would be handed over to their families

Janakpurdham, April 1

As many as six Nepali nationals arrested for their involvement in human trafficking were sent to jail by the Child Court at Sitamadi of Bihar in India yesterday.

Those remanded to custody include Sarif Miya, 53, of Okhadar VDC, Siraha; Tapolal Kunwar, 53 of Bandipur, Siraha; along with Gyandhami Danuwar, 35, Upendra Sada, 27, Badri Sada, 34, and Suraj Adhikari, 29 of Sabaila VDC, Dhanusha. The family of the arrestees said they were sent to Dumara Prison. The Nepali administration, however, has no knowledge about the incident.

As many as 35 people, on their way to India for jobs, were held by an SSB team led by Nil Kumar from Shreekhandibhittha last Wednesday. The SSB had produced the arrestees before the Child Court, Sitamadi, at the request of Child Line Organisation. The court is said to have sent the six accused to prison after they were found guilty during investigation.

Of the 35 arrested, 29 minors have been kept at Child Care Centre, Mujafffarpur. The centre said the arrested minors would be handed over to their parents and guardians.

SSB’s Saswat Pandey said identity cards recovered from 12 arrested were suspicious.

Pandey added that the Nepali nationals were arrested for their involvement in trafficking minors.