Interstate human trafficking racket busted – Delhi Police

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FROM THE DELHI POLICE PRESS RELEASE / DATED 18TH MAY 2011

Two human traffickers arrested. 3 minor girls, 4 female children and 2 male children recovered.

A team of the officers of the Crime Branch led by Inspr. Jitender Singh and Inspr. Purnima Pantri and consisting of SI Anuj Noutiyal, ASI Radha Rani, HC Rohtas Singh under the supervision of ACP M.C. Katoch and under over all supervision of Addl.DCP(Crime) P.S. Kushwah, have busted an interstate  gang involved  in human trafficking. Two persons have been arrested. 3 minor girls, 4 female children and 2 male children have been recovered.

On 5.5.20.11, specific information was received that a minor girl has been trafficked from Assam to be sold in Delhi.  On this information a trap was laid at J.J. Colony, Shakurpur and Ismail Ahmed (aged 32 years), s/o Ibrahim r/o Nowagaon, Assam was apprehended when he struck a deal with a decoy customer for selling the minor girl for Rs. 1.5 lacs.  The minor girl (aged 16 years) was recovered.  She was got medically examined and sent to Children Home, Nirmal Chhaya under intimation to Child Welfare Committee, Delhi. A case under the appropriate section of the law was registered.

Ismail Ahmed was subjected to intensive interrogation.  He disclosed that there are brokers/agents operating in Assam, West Bengal and border of Indo-Bangladesh.  They procure minor children on the pretext of providing them better lives in Delhi. The procured minor children are handed over to an illegal placement agency run by a lady under the name of “Babita Enterprises”. Babita (aged 25 years) w/o Praveen r/o J.J. Colony, Shakurpur, Delhi,  running the illegal placement agency was also apprehended and 8 more minor girls/boys aged between 11-15 years were rescued with the help of NGO  Shakti Vahini from their employers from various locations in an around Delhi.  The minor children were working as domestic help in the household.  It was further revealed that the minor children had no knowledge if any salary was being paid to them or any salary was being sent to their parents for the household work performed by them and most of them had no contact with their parents after coming to Delhi.  All the rescued minor children have been medically examined and they have been sent to Children Home, Nirmal Chhaya/Salam  Balak Trust as per direction of Child Welfare Committee. The trafficked children recovered are from Assam, West Bengal and border of Indo-Bangladesh.

The broker/agent that procured minor children was paid a sum of Rs. 20,000/- to 25,000/- by Babita for each minor childthat had been trafficked.  Babita charged as initial amount a sum of Rs. 20,000/- to 35,000/- from the employer where the children were employed. Then an agreement of 11 months was drawn up with the employer for payment of monthly salary. The monthly salary that was paid was also misappropriated by Babita and it never  reached their parents.

Further investigation is in progress

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