Human trafficking racket busted: Two girls rescued; two organizers, two customers arrested

By Ashish Bhosale  Published on  9 July 2020 10:57 AM GMT
Human trafficking racket busted: Two girls rescued; two organizers, two customers arrested

Hyderabad: Sleuths of Malkajgiri one, along with Jawaharnagar police, conducted a raid on a brothel house at Registration Colony, Yapral, on July 7 July and apprehended two inter-state traffickers, along with two customers, and rescued two victims belonging to Maharashtra. The police also seized incriminating material.

The prime accused, Mithilesh Sharma and Rajanish Ranjan, both natives of Bihar, have contacts with other state traffickers who supply young unemployed women to them trapped on the pretext of providing job at Hyderabad. Later, they compel them to indulge in sexual activities.

Mithilesh Sharma contacted his source at Mumbai and requested him to send young good-looking girls to Hyderabad for organising a brothel house. As per their deal, he received two girls from Palghar district near Mumbai.

He kept them in his rented house at Yapral, Jawaharnagar and informed his co-organiser Rajanish Ranjan to secretly operate the brothel house by contacting customers. They also employed one Kamble Sukhesh, a resident of Suchitra to cook food, find customers and arrange for their requirements.

On receiving credible information, police raided the brothel house and nabbed the traffickers and booked cases under 370(A) of IPC and Sections 3, 4, 5 and 7 of PITA Act.

“We have arrested two organizers and two customers in connection with the case. The victims, one aged 19 years and the other, 20 years, were brought to Hyderabad from Nala Sopars, Mumbai, saying that they will be provided a job and then forced into human trafficking,” said Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda, Mahesh Bhagwat.

“Any house owner who is giving the house on rent should verify and do a background check of the people checking into their property. Taking the rent is not the only task required. The law is very clear, under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act Section 18 whenever any place is used as a brothel, the place can be closed down for three years if the victims are minor, and one year if they are major. In the limits of Rachakonda, more than 100 such places have been closed till now under the provision,” added Mahesh Bhagwat while speaking with Newsmeter.

The prime accused, Mithilesh Sharma, who has been into illegal human trafficking business for a few years, is absconding and efforts are on to nab him.

The police seized condom packets, 5 cell phones, some cash and 4 two-wheeler from the place.

The police appealed to house owners to thoroughly verify the details of tenants before giving the houses on rent to avoid such embarrassing situation.

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