CBI busts human trafficking ring

Ananya Panda/TRIBUNE August 2012

A major crackdown on international rackets involved in cross-border trafficking of girls and women for prostitution and other illegal activities from the north-eastern states and Nepal by the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) special anti-human trafficking has led to the rescue of 18 girls and woman at Dwarka’s Umrahi village here.

While some documents and fake Nepalese passports have been seized, no arrests could be made with offenders fleeing the spot where a rescue team comprising 10 officials of CBI and four from NGO Shakti Vahini was believed to be on the job. CBI had kept the operation under wraps to the extent of not involving the local Delhi police, not taking any chances, thus clearly pointing out how organised the trafficking business has become in recent years.

What is more worrying is that the issue of fake passports has been a major challenge for the Indian security agencies, especially as regards Nepal, which remains generally ignored by the Indian government owing to cordial relations it shares with it.


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    Zak says

    Three questions I would like to dusicss for next week (Sept. 21st) are:1. How does technology affect human trafficking?2. How do international authorities affect HT?3. Are there significant differences in how HT operations are run depending on the victims’ purpose? (i.e., are those trafficked for labor managed very differently from those trafficked for sex?)

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