Tweet ‘just in time’ saved lives of 25 minor girls

New Delhi: A tweet just in time saved 25 minor girls from flesh trade and other illegal activities on Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh after a security personnel sensed the girls were in some sort of trouble.

The passenger on board tweeted that he was travelling in the S5 coach of the train and noticed around 25 girls crying and looking uncomfortable on July 5, reported the Quint.

Little did he know his tweet was read by officials in Varanasi and Lucknow who immediately swung into action within half an hour of the alert.

Following the alert, the officials started investigating and the GRP at Gorakhpur coordinated with childline and anti-trafficking units as well.

Two RPF jawans clothed in plain normal clothes boarded the train at Kaptanganj and escorted them at Gorakhpur.