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Crime branch busts gang of human traffickers, 5 held

delhi Updated: Jan 07, 2011 23:30 IST
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The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police has arrested five persons, including two Bangladeshis and a Nepalese national, for allegedly sending people to Latin American countries, Australia and Afghanistan, using forged passports and documents, on the basis of information provided by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Sources said the gang used to send Bangladeshi, Nepalese and Lankan nationals to Saudi Arabia, Latin American countries, Australia, Afghanistan and other countries by obtaining visas of these countries on Nepalese, Indian passports and other forged documents.

The arrested have been identified as Udit Narayan Singh (36), Kalique Uddin (41) and his wife Kazi Nasrin, Omar Farukh (24) and Paban Khadka. Nasrin and Faruk are Bangladeshi nationals while Khadka is from Nepal.

"Singh belongs to Jharkhand and Uddin is from Assam. Twelve Nepalese passports, a fake Indian passport, a Bangladeshi passport, four Australian visa stickers, an Afghan visa sticker and other documents were recovered from them," said PS Kushwah, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime).

The arrests came following investigations into inputs provided by Central Intelligence Agency about the gang.

"Involvement of anti-national elements in this racket was also suspected. There was every possibility that anti-national elements would have used this racket for crossing into our country," added Kushwah.

During interrogation, police claimed the accused told them that they used to charge Rs. 2-3 lakh from job aspirants.

They added that Singh is the coordinator, facilitator and gang leader who is known to all the accused persons and has been involved in human trafficking for the last two years.