Thursday 18 Apr 2024

11 kids rescued in late night Op near Margao rail station



Around 11 children have been rescued in a late night operation conducted by the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

The rescued children were picked from the Margao railway station premises and outside by a team headed by the Chairperson of the Child Rights panel, Peter Borges.

While Chairperson Borges pointed out that the rescue operation is part of routine exercises initiated by the panel, the operation assumes significance and comes against the backdrop of recent kidnapping of a two-month-old infant from the railway station premises. It also assumes significance and comes against the backdrop of the fact that a brother-sister minor duo were abandoned on the station road and the Gandhi market.

Help and assistance of the Margao police were taken by the Panel to conduct the rescue operation. The rescued children were later taken to the Margao police station to complete the formalities, before the 11 children were sent to the Apna Ghar, the home for children. 

“The laid down procedure needs to be complied with before the rescued children are sent to Apna Ghar. The team has to also verify the genuineness of the parents who claim to be mother and father of the rescued children”, he added.

Borges informed that the Child Rights Panel has been conducting routine rescue operations whenever they come across children around the railway station, the old market circle, Fatorda. 

“The Panel conducts routine rescue operations across the State. Last night’s rescue is part of the operation”, he said.

Margao police station in-charge, PI Tulsidas Naik informed that the police provided protection to the Child Rights panel during the rescue operation.

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