Thursday, June 14, 2012
Human trafficking racket busted; three girl rescued
Delhi Police today claimed to have smashed a human trafficking racket after rescuing a minor girl and arresting of a 32-year-old man.
Rishi Pal was apprehended yesterday while allegedly selling the girl in the redlight area in central Delhi, police said. "Police spotted a girl crying and questioned her. The girl said she had left her village about a month back and come to Delhi in search of a job. She could not get the job in Delhi and someone told her that she may get one in Ghaziabad. "Therefore, she went to Ghaziabad. At Ghaziabad Railway Station, she met Rishi Pal, who pretending to be her well wisher promised to provide a good job and took her to his house in Ghaziabad and kept her with him for a week. His wife and sister were also present in the house," police said.
Yesterday, he allegedly brought her to GB Road in Kamla Market to sell her.
"She listened to the conversation between Rishi Pal and other person whom Rishi Pal was telling that as per his promise, he has brought the girl and was demanding Rs 50,000. On listening the same, the girl assumed that she was in wrong hands and started crying," police said. Constables searched for him and he was arrested. During questioning, police claimed, Rishi Pal told them that he used to work as a pimp in 2005.
In an another case The Ghaziabad police have arrested one person and claim to have rescued two underage girls who were to be sold for Rs 5,000 each. The police have also booked two women in this connection. A senior police officer said that they got a tip-off that a person was going to arrive in Ghaziabad to sell the two girls, who would be allegedly pushed into prostitution.
Acting on the information, policemen in plainclothes were then deployed at Ghaziabad railway station. At 4pm on Tuesday, police managed to arrest the accused identified as Munna, a Jhansi resident. "One of the girls is from Bihar while the second is a native of Jharkhand. The accused had lured the girl by promising them jobs. He had planned with two women to push the girls in prostitution," the officer said.
The women who have been booked are Firoza Khatun and Bimla from Bihar.
During interrogation, Munna said he used to keep a close tab at Metro stations, railway stations, intersections and slum areas to trap girls. "He told us that so far he has sold five girls," said Vijay Nagar police station in-charge, Rajesh Dwivedi.
The girls have been kept in a child care home and will be produced before a court on Thursday. The police said that the families of the girls are yet to identified.