Bhubaneswar: Six more children were rescued on Monday in Operation Muskan-III, a dedicated campaign to trace missing children in and outside Odisha. The children were rescued with the help of Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU), Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP).

Earlier on Sunday, seven children, including five boys and two girls, were rescued with the help of Nayapalli and Capital police. They are currently lodged at two open shelters – Ruchika Social Service Organisation and Vishwa Jeevan Sangha – in the Capital city.

Similarly on July 15, six children, working as child labourers at Khandagiri Square, had been rescued by a joint team of the State Crime Branch and Commissionerate Police. They were later sent to an open shelter home at Jatni.