Human trafficking racket busted; 5 Nepali girls rescued

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Police today busted a human trafficking racket with the arrest of one person and rescued five Nepali girls, who were supposed to be sold at Rs 2,000 each, at Anandnagar railway station here.

“On a tip-off that girls belonging to neighbouring Nepal were being taken by Nautanva-Gorakhpur intercity express train for trafficking, GRP arrested Dula Ram,” station officer GRP Binod Kumar Kaul said.

During interrogation, Dula Ram said that he was supposed to hand them over to his accomplice in Gorakhpur in lieu of Rs 2,000 per girl, and later these girls were meant to be sent out of the country, Kaul said.

A case has been registered and investigation is on, Kaul said adding the girls are being sent back to Nepal.

Source: Business Standard

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