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3 minors rescued, trafficker held

7Three minor boys were rescued and a human trafficker was nabbed by the law enforcers while trafficking from Taltola area in the city early Tuesday.

The victims are— Arafat Hossain, 12, son of Abdul Awal, Asadul Islam, 13, son of Ferdaus Mia and Joynal Abedin, 9, son of Muktar Mia, hailed from Shantipur village of Akhaura upazila of Brahmanbaria district.

The trafficker is identified as Asad Zaman, 25, son of Liton Mia, resident of Bypass road of Akhaura.

Acting on a tip-off, police personnel conducted a drive in the area and rescued the trio and arrested the trafficker around 12:30am, police source said.

Confirming the matter, Office-in-Charge of Kotwali Police Station Sohel Ahmed said that necessary steps will be taken against the detainee after an interrogation.