Indian police arrest 3 for trafficking women, children from Bangladesh and Myanmar
The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh police arrested three persons today, including the gang leader, responsible for trafficking women and children from Bangladesh and Myanmar to India with forged documents.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said in a statement that the ATS had conducted a 36-hour operation for arresting the three human trafficking gang members.
The arrested were identified as Muhammad Noor alias Nurul Islam (gang leader) of Bangladesh, Rahmatullah and Shabiur Rahman of Myanmar, Kumar said, adding all three will be produced before the court to take them into remand, our New Delhi correspondent reports.
According to the ATS, acting on a tip-off that Muhammad Noor was going to Delhi by Brahmaputra Mail train along with some Rohingya and Bangladeshi nationals, the ATS team de-boarded five persons from the train in Ghaziabad and interrogated them.
The gang leader told the ATS that one of his accomplices was supposed to meet him at the Delhi railway station. Following this, the person was also detained from the Delhi railway station. All six were brought to the ATS Headquarters in Lucknow for detailed questioning, after which the three were arrested.
A case has been registered against the trio at Lucknow's ATS police station on the charge of cheating and using fake and forged documents, electronically forging records, and hatching a conspiracy.
Information about one more member of the gang was received during the interrogation, and an ATS team has been deployed to apprehend him.
After initial interrogation, two girls from Myanmar -- aged 16 and 18 years -- were sent to a social welfare centre for girls in Lucknow, the ATS said.