Bahraich (UP), Apr 9 (PTI) SSB personnel have rescued 18 children from Rupaideeha area along Indo-Nepal border while they were being taken to Shimla and Mumbai from Nepal by a gang involved in human trafficking.

Four members of the gang – Kamal Gautam, Surat Singh, Sant Bahadur and Ahmad Hussain – were arrested last evening and 18 children aged between 12 and 14 years were rescued, SSB Deputy Commandant Jai Prakash said.

The gang was taking 12 of the children to Shimla, and six to Mumbai, the officer said.

A detailed probe is underway in the matter, the SSB officer said.

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