KOLKATA/NEW DELHI: The rescue of seven girls from West Bengal, after a raid on March 16 in various placement agencies in northwest Delhi and the red-light areas of the Capital, has led the Delhi Police to begin a 24-hour check on various trains arriving from Kolkata.

These raids – without prior information – were first mooted by the NGOs. The Delhi Police has decided to hold talks with their Kolkata counterparts on the issue. The NGOs working against child trafficking have long been demanding a more “proactive” approach from the cops of two states.

According to a reply to a Lok Sabha question, filed by the state crime records bureau on March 15 this year, a total of 7917 minor girls were “untraced” till 2011. Similarly, 3311 minor boys are missing from West Bengal, while another 2149 adult females were untraced…

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