Tuesday, April 30, 2013
7 arrested for trafficking girls
NEW DELHI: Seven members of a gang that abducted girls from Delhi and sold them to middle-aged men across the country as brides have been arrested. The four men and three women were reportedly caught in a police operation to rescue two kidnapped teenaged girls from Sagarpur in southwest Delhi.
The accused have been identified as Inderpal, the kingpin, Pradeep, Naveen alias Ambrish, Sanjay, and the women, Veera, Sushma and Anandi. They have been sent to judicial custody.
Police said the gang charged rich landowners in UP and Haryana Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh for a girl, depending on her age. On April 12, cops received a complaint about the missing Sagarpur girls, a team was formed to rescue them. On Sunday, police raided Muzzafarnagar and other places in UP and Uttarakhand and arrested the gang members.
In another operation, the Crime Branch has rescued a girl trafficked from Jharkhand from an upscale locality in Gurgaon, additional CP (crime), Ravindra Yadav said. The 15-year-old was brought to Delhi by a distant relative who promised her a better life, and money to her parents, only to sell her to a placement agency in the capital, Yadav said.
"On April 27, the girl's father approached us saying she and another girl had been brought to Delhi and were forced to work somewhere in the NCR. He was informed about his daughter by the other girl who recently escaped ad reached home. A team of the Anti-Kidnapping Cell of Crime Branch led by inspector Hariwansh Singh traced the girl to Greenwood City in Sector 45, Gurgaon," Yadav added.
A raid was conducted with the help of Gurgaon police and the girl was rescued, the officer said.
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