3 arrested as police busts ‘human trafficking gang’ in Budgam

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3 arrested as police busts ‘human trafficking gang’ in Budgam

Srinagar, Oct 29: A human trafficking hang was busted on october 28 by police by arresting three people in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. 14 victim women including some minors were rescued, the police said.

“Acting upon an information of human trafficking being operational in the district, a police team of police station Budgam raided a particular place in village Dulipora and rescued 14 women victims (including some minors) from the house of one namely Shamim Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rehman Bhat resident of Dulipora Parthan and adjacent places,” police said in a statement issued here.

Accordingly, police said, Shamim Ahmad and other two accused namely Shagufta wife of Bashir Ahmad Wani and Asmat wife Shafiq Ahmad Wani, also residents of Dulipora Parthan were arrested.

Police said that a case (FIR no 370/2022) under relevant sections of law was registered at police Station Budgam.

During preliminary investigation, police said, it has been found that the three accused persons were involved in human trafficking by means of procuring the girls from different places and exploiting them in district Budgam and other parts of the valley.

“Further investigation into the case is going on and more arrests are expected.”

Meanwhile, the rescued human trafficking victims have been shifted to Nari Niketan Rehabilitation Centre Chadoora and process for their rehabilitation has been initiated, the police added. (GNS)

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