TIMES OF INDIA , DWAIPAYAN GHOSH
NEW DELHI: In yet another instance of how men in uniform at times target women from the border states and even indulge in trafficking, a joint team comprising of the NGOs Shakti Vahini and CHAN and the Mizoram police – with help from Delhi and Haryana police – rescued a minor girl who had been sold twice to agents in NCR. The girl, a native of Durtlang North near Aizawl in Mizoram, was rescued from the clutches of traffickers from Rewari district in Haryana on Wednesday. The accused include a BSF jawan, Satyawan, posted at Aizawl. The other accused have been identified as Dinesh Kumar Yadav (31), Ram Yadav (60), Dharanveer Yadav (30), Jile Singh (36) and Mahender Singh (65), a former commander with the Indian army.
“The victim is being counseled by the professional counsellor of Shakti Vahini. During counseling, it was revealed that on June 6 this year accused Satyawan had dispatched Sonia to his home village Rotwal in the Alwar district of Rajasthan via Guwahati. He allegedly handed her Rs 3,000 for her journey expenses. The girl arrived at the New Delhi Railway Station and was received by Raju Yadav who is a brother of Satyawan Yadav. Raju, in connivance with other accomplices sold the victim for sexual exploitation at Rs. 90,000 to the other accused. Satyawan then availed leave and also reached his home village Rotwal. He was paid Rs 50,000 for the deal,” said Rishikant of Shakti Vahini.
It was also revealed that the victim had been physically exploited by the BSF personnal posted at BSF at the Durtlang BSF sector headquarters as the girl resided nearby. Police traced the victim through mobile phone contacts made by unidentified callers to the family members from Haryana and Rajasthan. A case has been registered in this regard at the Bawngkawn Police Station, Aizawl, Mizoram under 5(1)(a),(b),(c) and (d) Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, sections 342/366-A/372/376(a) of IPC and Secs 73/76 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of children) Act,2000.
“On learning that a criminal case had been registered in Aizawl in connection with the missing girl, her captors decided to kill her. “A man named Dharamvir however developed sympathy for the victim and decided not to murder her. Instead he sold her to Ram Yadav and his son Dinesh Kumar Yadav for Rs 50,000,” said a police officer.
The victim was produced before the chairperson, Child Welfare Committee. The CWC ordered that the girl be produced before the Aizwal CWC. The accused persons were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Class I and the Mizoram Police were given 10 days transit remand for the accused. A team of the Mizoram Police is camping at villages in Haryana and Rajasthan for futher investigations after it emerged that a few BSF personnel had detained women at border areas and illegally sold them off to agents based in north India. The Mizoram Police team and the arrested persons have left for Mizoram on Thursday by two different flights.