The Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of Delhi Police has rescued 333 missing children so far this year.

According to a statement issued by the AHTU, these children were rescued from places like bus stands, railway stations and other areas in the national capital.

Besides rescuing children, the AHTU has also recovered 57 people, who were abducted or had gone missing, in cases registered in Delhi.

Of these recovered people, 37 are females and 14 are minors, the AHTU’s statement said.

Its officials conducted regular meetings with officers of district AHTUs and local police officials to exchange feedback. Various teams of AHTU, a nodal agency of Delhi Police, conducted numerous raids in Delhi and across the country, to track and recover the missing or kidnapped persons, the AHTU stated.

The AHTU officials have also made attempts to search for the parents of the rescued children so that they could be reunited with their respective families. The maintenance of a photographic database of these children has also been undertaken by police officials in this regard.

The AHTU Crime Branch also works in close coordination with the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development and under the close supervision of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.