Incident Reports

Police start drive against human trafficking


Bagmati, Dhading, Gajuri

Police in Dhading has mobilised female staffers to inspect buses and other vehicles plying major roads in the district to curb the increasing cases of trafficking of women and children from various quake-hit villages. The policewomen routinely inspect passenger vehicles, especially those leaving the district for Gorkha, Pokhara and Kathmandu, at Benighat Bridge, Galchhi and various other locations. Around 70 passenger buses ply the Dhading -Kathmandu route while four buses ferry people to Pokhara and Narayanghat from the district every day. Police said they have already rescued 46 children from Nagdhunga check-point. Seven people were arrested in connection with the incidents. In most cases, traffickers lure children to the Capital promising quality education, police said. Likewise, 15 minors, being taken to the Capital, were rescued from Dhading Besi. The children have already been handed over the District Child Welfare Committee. Similarly, five children were rescued from Phurkekhola Bridge near the district headquarters.