Police here in Punjab claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket having its roots in Singapore and Malaysia.
CIA staff of the police had arrested a person identified as David Hans, a resident of Chakk Hussaina Mohalla of Lamma pind area, running the racket on international level.
Inspector Kewal Krishan, in charge, CIA staff said photographs of some young girls, three passports and four zerox copies of four passports of girls aspirant to go abroad to earn their livlihoods, were also seized from the accused.
He said during preliminary interrogation, David confessed to sending more than 20 girls to abroad on the pretext of providing handsome jobs to them in Singapore and Malaysia whereas the police claimed that David was involved in more than 200 cases of immoral trafficking of young girls.
Krishan said his modus operandi was to entice young girls in the age group of 16 to 20 years for attractive jobs abroad.
For the purpose he got their passports prepared and bear all the expenses incurred in securing passports. He even obliged their parents with money also to win their confidence and get them contacted with the fake company owners allegedly running the flesh trade business from Singapore and Malaysia.
The police officer disclosed that the racket came to light only when a young girl sent to Singapore by David returned to Jalandhar and narrated her agony to the police.
David was then arrested by the police when he was on way to a studio accompanying a young girl near erstwhile Lal Rattan theatre.
The officer said the accused had also confessed that after striking a deal with the agents abroad, he used to send the girls there for flesh trade.
The officer said on the inputs provided by the girl, more than seven girls allegedly booked by the accused had been saved from being pushed into flesh trade.