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Inter-state human trafficking gang busted, 3 arrested

The adverse sex ration and non availability of matrimonial match in Haryana gave a three-member inter-state human trafficking racket a chance to earn quick bucks by kidnapping or luring minor girls and selling them to potential customers. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Sep 20, 2011 23:25 IST
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The adverse sex ration and non availability of matrimonial match in Haryana gave a three-member inter-state human trafficking racket a chance to earn quick bucks by kidnapping or luring minor girls and selling them to potential customers.

On Tuesday, the northeast Delhi police smashed the gang and arrested its two female members and a male beneficiary.

Police also rescued a 14-year-old girl, who was kidnapped from Delhi's Seelampur area and sold to a divorcee—a so-called groom—in Kurukshetra for Rs70,000.

The gang, led by a woman, has allegedly supplied more than 15 girls to various parts in Haryana. The arrested have been identified as Sanjida (44), the kingpin, Aashiya (50) and Randhir Singh (32). Singh was the beneficiary of the rescued minor girl.

Sanjay Kumar Jain, deputy commissioner of police (northeast) said the racket was busted following an investigation into the kidnapping of the rescued minor girl.

"The girl's father had suspicion that his daughter was lured by someone. We got a clue about the whereabouts of the victim through a phone call and she was rescued from a village in Kurukshetra," said Jain.

According to Jain, the gang mainly lured vulnerable girls belonging to lower strata either by giving them false assurance of jobs or by threatening them or their family members.