Woman engaged in trafficking held in Ghaziabad

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 31, 2010 15:00 hrs

Ghaziabad, Dec 31 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Police have arrested a woman engaged in human trafficking and rescued two of three Assamese girls sold here, police said Friday.

However, two other traffickers are absconding.

The police said they had received a telephone-message from the Assam Police a week ago about three Assamese girls having been sold here. The anti-human trafficking cell traced the woman but has been able to find only two of the three trafficked girls.

During interrogation, the woman confessed to having bought a girl. She revealed her identity as Parul, a resident of Shastri Nagar in Ghaziabad.

On her tip-off, the police found the girl at a roadside dhaba. She further revealed that another girl was sold in BB Nagar town of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. The police rescued the second girl also.

The Assam police informed that the three girls from Fakiraganj town of Dhubri district of Assam were abducted and sold in Ghaziabad. The girls were identified as Momrin Khatoon (25), Abida Khatoon (22) and Mazida Khatoon (16).

'Mazida was rescued from one Jai Singh's house in BB Nagar and Momrin was found from a dhaba in Shastri Nagar locality of Ghaziabad where Parul had placed her on a job to clean utensils.'

'Jai Singh fled from the house while Parul was arrested. The two girls have been lodged in Nari Niketan in Meerut and a hunt is on to recover the third girl,' SSP Raghvir Lal said in a press conference.

'The Assam Police is expected to reach Ghaziabad within two days,' added the SSP.