482 children rescued under Operation Muskaan III in 3-day

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch has rescued 482 children including 427 boys within three days of the launch of Operation Muskaan III.

Crime Branch DG (Special) Bijay Kumar Sharma informed that 482 children have been rescued so far.

“Team work under the direct supervision of the District SPs, DCPs has made this possible. Crime Branch closely monitoring the efforts. Excellent support and coordination of all the stakeholders of the district leading to a good beginning of the operation,” BK Sharma said in a series of tweets.

Operation Muskaan III was launched on July 15. It will be carried out in two phases. While the first phase of the rescue operation will be carried out from July 15 to July 29 inside Odisha, the second phase will be carried out between July 30 and August 13 outside the State.

The Crime Branch has formed eight teams to trace and rescue the children.