After rescuing a 15-year-old girl, a team from the West Bengal Anti Human Trafficking Unit has busted a trafficking and prostitution racket being run between Bengal, Delhi and Meerut. Between Sunday and Tuesday, raids were conducted in Meerut and Delhi and four persons were arrested. Two women, including the 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped eight months ago, have been rescued.
According to Rishi kant of the NGO Shakti Vahini, the girl had contacted her family in Bengal through a mobile phone several days ago. Police said she told her family members that a man from the village had forcibly brought her to Delhi after luring her with the promise of ice-cream. From Delhi, she was sent to Meerut and kept in a brothel.
Policemen from Bengal and Delhi Police conducted a raid in the Kotla Mubarakpur area of South Delhi on Monday arrested a woman. The woman confessed that the “main traffickers” were an IT engineer living in Patel Nagar and his wife, who had allegedly worked in GB Road brothels before her marriage.
On the basis of the information, police personnel posed as customers and contacted the accused in Patel Nagar.
The decoy team asked the couple to meet at the Shadipur Metro station, and arrested them from the spot.
A 23-year-old girl was also rescued from a house in Patel Nagar after
the couple’s arrest.
“We believe that we have broken a trafficking ring and are confident that more arrests will be made soon,” a member of the West Bengal police team said.
According to sources, the rescued girls have informed them about other kidnapped women. Police are trying to rescue them.