Hyderabad: National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered its first human trafficking case, after the recent NIA Act amendment, under sections 3, 4 and 5 of Prevention of Immoral Traffic Act 1986, yesterday. The officials arrested Mohd Yousuf Khan, his wife Bithi Begum, and Sojib, who are all West Bengal natives but currently residing in Hyderabad.
The Chatrinaka police apprehended them for their involvement in illegal trafficking of Bangladeshi women to Hyderabad and their sexual exploitation. Five such women were rescued from the spot by the police on August 9. Yousuf and Bithi were running a prostitution racket with Bangladeshi women, who were illegally trafficked, in a premise near Uppuguda in Hyderabad.
The police had investigated the premises on April 21, arrested three accused and rescued five women. Taking into consideration the gravity of the offence and its inter-state and cross border connections, this case was taken over by NIA for detailed investigation.