Human trafficking racket busted; 4 held
Source: | Wednesday, April 12, 2017
DIMAPUR, APR 11 (NPN):Dimapur police’s District Anti- Human Trafficking Unit (DAHTU) have reportedly busted a major human trafficking racket and arrested four persons.
In a press release, additional deputy commissioner of police/PRO, Dimapur, said that the racket was unearthed after two girls from Nagaland, who were rescued and kept at a Shelter Home in Pune, were repatriated back home. PRO said the Women Police Station, Dimapur received information from the Shelter Home about the two victims from the state rescued by Pune Police from a brothel.
After conducting preliminary enquiries and ascertaining the identities and particulars of the victims, the PRO said a suo moto case was registered and investigations initiated. A team from the Women Police Station, Dimapur was dispatched to Pune and the victims brought back home on March 21, 2017 after necessary repatriation processes.
Based on the victims’ statements and necessary investigations, the DAHTU have arrested four persons in the trafficking of those victims, PRO said. The accused persons, arrested from Nagaland and Assam, were found to be involved in other similar cases, PRO added. According to police, functioning in an organized network, the traffickers targeted victims by luring them with prospective jobs or abducting them and supplied to the source through chains of traffickers. Police said DAHTU was investigating into the case to identify and rescue more such victims.
Meanwhile, police said the victims have been re-united with their respective families after completion of required formalities. The arrested persons have been identified as Johur Uddin, son of late Md. Adibali of Goriarmari village, Borpata, Assam and present resident of Tenyiphe-I, Dimapur; Jorina Khatoon @ Zina wife of Johur Uddin of Goriarmari village, Borpata, Assam and present resident of Tenyiphe-I, Dimapur; Saiful Uddin @ John @ Rahul Dev, son of Sushil Dev of Tezpur, Assam and present resident of Phaipijang, Dimapur; Farukh Uddin @ Farukh @ Omar, son of late Siraj Ali of Murigaon, Assam.
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