Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gang involved in selling girls busted
PATIALA: The dwindling number of girls in Haryana has been troubling the young girls of other states also as unmarried youth of this state have been paying huge amounts to some gangs , involved in the selling of young girls, to get young girls for marriage. The Patiala policehave busted a similar gang and arrested three women and detected three cases of girl selling during preliminary investigations.
A police team from Tripadi police station of city led by ASI Jagroop singh arrested three women including Ruby,Kamlesh and Karmjit Kaurfrom a local park when all three were distributing amount, they got after selling Sandeep Kaur to a Hisar resident. The kingpin of gang Gurpreet kaur is absconding while in total police have seized Rs 45,000 from their possession.
During police investigations it has come to light that the gang had been selling minor and young girls belonging to poor families from Punjab and UP in Haryana for last 4-5 years and have sold many girls. Police have also recovered a minor girl , brought from UP for selling in Haryana, from arrested gang members.
The women members have developed connections in various villages of Haryana, where the other members of gang used to find unmarried or divorcee boys as customers for them. After finding a suitable customer women gang members used to contact the women members of boy's families and offered to arrange suitable girl for their unmarried boys.
"Within last 24 hours we have detected three cases of girl selling by gang members. They have been in this illegal activity for last 4-5 years and have sold many girls. Some members of this gang were arrested earlier also by Haryana police, but they jumped bail later and declared proclaimed offenders by courts" said investigations officer Jagroop singh.
Though the arrested gang members belong to various districts Patiala and Bathinda of Punjab, but they used to change their residence after every two months to escape from police. The gang members have been charging various rates for girls depending upon the financial status of customer and age of available girls.
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