NIA registers its first Human Trafficking case under recently amended NIA act

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.

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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