Monday, January 9, 2012
Maid racket busted in Yamunanagar
With this, a racket of trafficking girls from other states on the pretext of getting them employed in the households has been unearthed in the district, claimed police officials.
Inquiries revealed that all this came to light on Saturday evening when the victim was brought there to Bal Bhawan after she managed to give a family of Sector 17 here a slip. Family had allegedly bought the girl from a Delhi-based agency.
Identified as Sanjay and Karan claiming to be working with Ganesh and Maid and Servant Services Agency Delhi, were rounded up when they had come to take away the girl from Bal Bhawan. The agency, has however denied any link with the accused as well as the girl.
Inspector Ram Kumar, SHO, city police station said, "We have taken the youths in police custody after district child welfare officer Manisha Khana reported the matter to us. Both of them confessed to have brought the victim from Assam and sold her to Sector 17 resident family. Further investigations are in progress and we are trying to ascertain other places from where the two have provided girls. Prime facie it appears to be a racket of selling girls as house maids. Interrogation is going on and we hope we will soon reach to the roots of the racket.''
Meanwhile, when contacted Manisha Khanna confirmed that the victim was a bonded labourer with Sector 17 family and had managed to escape from their custody on Saturday night. A social worker noticed her and brought her to the Bal Bhawan, she said. source TOI