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The boy from Arunachal Pradesh was found within three days of receiving a letter informing about his presence in Sikkim
The boy from Arunachal Pradesh was found within three days of receiving a letter informing about his presence in Sikkim|Representational image
SIKKIM

‘Missing’ from Arunachal since 2016, minor boy found in Sikkim

The child was working as an errand boy at a fast food joint in Gangtok; was located by state police within 3 days of receiving info from its counterpart in Arunachal

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Gangtok: In a swift operation, the anti-human trafficking unit (AHTU) in the CID of Sikkim Police rescued a minor boy who had gone missing from Arunachal Pradesh in 2016. The child was located by the state police within three days of receiving the information from its counterpart in Arunachal Pradesh.

According to a police source, the CID received a letter from Hemant Tiwari, superintendent of police, Lower Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh, saying that a minor of his jurisdiction, has been missing since December 2016 and was suspected to be in Sikkim. In the letter, the SP requested for help from the CID in Sikkim in tracing and recovering the child.

Subsequently, a team of the AHTU conducted an intense search operation in and around Gangtok and recovered the minor boy from a canteen at Deorali in state capital Gangtok. He was working at the fast food joint as an errand boy.

The Arunachal Pradesh police were informed of the recovery of the boy, and on Wednesday, the guardian and a police team from the state arrived at the crime branch in Gangtok. The minor was then handed over to them after completing all the formalities.