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Two minors from Bengal rescued from fresh trade

New Delhi, Feb 28, 2012, DHNS and IANS / DECCAN HERALD

A 15-year-old girl, who had been forced into prostitution, was rescued from a GB Road brothel on Tuesday morning.And the CBI reported a similar rescue of another minor from West Bengal from a different part of the city some days back.The 15-year-old girl was allegedly trafficked from Barrackpore, West Bengal to Govindpuri area in south Delhi. Later she was taken to Majnu Ka Tilla and then sold to the brothel for Rs 25,000. Shakti Vahini, a non-governmental organisation, was tipped off about her on Monday night.

“Our informer had sent a photograph of the girl and we informed Kamla Market police about it. A rescue team was formed on Tuesday morning and we have now rescued the child. We are trying to calm the girl as she is willing to give more information. We will conduct more raids in Govindpuri and Majnu ka Tilla on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning,” said Rishi Kant director of Shakti Vahini.

The brothel keeper has been booked under the Indian Penal Code for kidnapping and forcing the girl into prostitution. Police said a man named Raju in Barrackpore gets girls from poor villages to Sealdah and hands them over to a woman who brings them to Delhi. They would send a team to Sealdah to arrest the woman once they get accurate information, police added.

Another victimAnother West Bengal girl was rescued last Wednesday in south Delhi by the  the Central Bureau of Investigation. The 14-year-old girl was brought from Darjeeling and forced into prostitution, a CBI official said on Tuesday.

The girl was missing from Darjeeling since November 2011 and was brought to the capital on the pretext of getting her a job. Instead, she was forced into prostitution.“The anti-human trafficking unit of the CBI received information this month about the missing girl. After intensive search operations, we rescued the girl from Munirka on February 22,” said the official.A criminal case has been registered. However, no arrests have been made yet. According to the investigative agency, since January 2012, one unit in the CBI’s special crime zone has been dedicated as the anti-human trafficking unit which is responsible for collecting and analysing data on kidnapping and abduction cases from across the country.

“Any person giving information leading to arrest and criminal action against any such gang would be rewarded with up to Rs 2 lakh,”said the official. “People having inputs about such gangs can call 011-24368638,” he added.

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