Police unearth human trafficking racket, 3 held
Baramulla, Jan 23: Police on Wednesday said it arrested three persons in this north Kashmir district for their alleged involvement in human trafficking.
Talking to Greater Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Ajay Sharma said on a tip-off a police party raided a residential house at Trikolbal Pattan and arrested three persons Nazir Ahmad, Altaf Ahmad and Bashir Ahmad. Police party also recovered two girls hailing from Pakhur village in Jharkhand near West Bengal border from the house. Sharma said that police are looking for one more accused Lateef Ahmed in this connection.
He said Police have lodged an FIR No. 11/2013 under section 366-B, 109-RPC in Police Station Pattan against the accused. “Human trafficking in Pattan block is going on in unabated manner from the past several years we have launched a drive against this menace in the area,” Sharma added.
“These women are brought from outside the state with a promise that they would be married to eligible men. However, they are repeatedly sold to different people and as such the institution of marriage is being mutilated,” he said.
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