Suspected Bangladeshis were being trafficked to Gujrat for labour work and flesh trade
Nagpur: The vigilant sleuths of Nagpur Crime Branch in association with Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) rescued 16 persons including five children (all suspected to be Bangladeshi nationals) from Ahmedabad-bound train at Nagpur Railway Station late Tuesday night. These people were being trafficked to Gujarat for labour work and flesh trade too, said police officials.
According to police, the Bangladeshi nationals allegedly infiltrated into the country with fake identifiers and they were travelling in the Howrah Ahmedabad train sans visa, passports or any other valid documents.
The joint police team led by DCP (Detection) Chinmay Pandit arrived at the Nagpur Railway Station in the night and conducted checking in the last bogie of the train. The police grew suspicious of the people and checked their documents.The police identified their fake Aadhaar cards and took them to the office of Crime Branch for questioning.
During questioning, the people confessed that they were being taken to Gujarat. Nine persons including a man were going to work as labourers while two young girls were travelling to work as sex workers, police said.
After questioning the persons, the police have identified two persons who are operating the human trafficking network. One of them is a resident of West Bengal, the police said. The police team is going to West Bengal and Gujarat to nab these culprits and the rescued Bangladeshi nationals will be deported to their country.
Crime Branch Police Inspectors Sarin Durge, Kavita Isarkar, PSI Mangla Harde, Police Constables Pramod Dhote, Pradeep Pawar, Rajesh Deskhmukh, Samadhan Gite, Sunil Ingle, Police Amaldars, Ashwin Mange, Sameer Sheikh, Kapil Tandekar, Bhushan Zade, Manish Ramteke, Woman PC, Reena Jaurkar, Women Amaldars, Pratima, Pallavi Wanjari in association with ATS ACP Abhay Panhekar, PI Sunita Meshram, API Pradeep Atulkar and staff made the arrest.
Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police, Aswati Dorje, Additional CP (Crime) Sunil Phulari and DCP (Crime) Chinmay Pandit supervised the action.