NIA nails kingpin of India-Bangladesh prostitution racket

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Aug 2020 2:30 PM GMT
NIA nails kingpin of India-Bangladesh prostitution racket

Hyderabad: The sleuths of National Investigation Agency, in regard to the Human trafficking case filed a supplementary charge-sheet against two accused Mohammed Abdul Salam @ Kounla Justin( 47) and his wife Shiuli Khatun @ Sheela (30) of Bangladesh.

The two accused are involved in trafficking of young Bangladeshi girls and illegally crossing Indo-Bangladesh border for running a prostitution racket in Hyderabad and in nearby places.

The Lid blew of when police officials of Chatrinaka, in 2019 rescued six Bangladeshi girls from brothel houses run by accused Mohd Yousuf Khan, Bithi Begum and Sojib Shaik.

The NIA had booked a case and arrested accused Ruhul Amin Dhali and filed the first charge-sheet against Mohd Yousuf Khan, Bithi Begum, Sojib Shaik and Ruhul Amin Dhali.

Investigation established that Mohd Abdul Salam @ Kounla Justin and Shiuli Khatun @ Sheela Justin along with accused Mohd Yousuf Khan, Bithi Begum, Sojib Shaik, Ruhul Amin Dhali and others, were trafficking poor & young Bangladeshi girls into India through a well-organized network of agents in Bangladesh and India, by giving them false inducements of lucrative jobs, and subsequently forcing them into prostitution.

In May 2020, three more girls were rescued by NIA from rented house of Mohammed Abdul Salam in Hayathnagar, Hyderabad. During the raid, many incriminating articles and documents were seized from the house including multiple identity documents of trafficked girls, contraceptive pills, mobile phones and large number of diaries and registers containing names & mobile numbers of various brothel agents to whom the trafficked girls were sent for sexual exploitation on commission basis.

The NIA had booked a case under section 120B, 370, 370A(2) & 471 of the IPC 1860, Sections 3, 4, 5 & 6 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 and Sections 14, 14A and 14C of The Foreigners Act, 1946.

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