Acting on a tip-off, Area Police Office Chhinchu rescued them. They were being taken to India in a bus that had been reserved, on Friday night. Police have arrested agents Suresh Kumar Rokkamagar and Tanka Prasad Rokkamagar from Salyan, inspector Dip Kumar Shah said.
Preliminary investigation shows that the children including 24 girls were being taken to Shimla in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. Police also said that the agents had promised them work at Ambuja Cement factory.
The arrested Rokkamagars admitted to police that they had been working as agents who used to take children to India so as to find work for them for the last seven years. The children are between the age of 12 and 16.
Surkhet CDO Purushottam Kuwar said an investigation has been launched. “We shall hand the children against Madhesis to the police, who will in turn, give the kids back to their families,” Kuwar added.
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