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Woman rescued from Delhi airport

delhi Updated: May 19, 2011 22:47 IST
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Human traffickers have a strong network and the case of a 21-year-old woman rescued from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi is a proof.

Barely two months after she was arrested from the IGI airport along with two men in a human trafficking case and then released on bail, Samridhi (name changed) was back at the airport on Wednesday.

The woman from Amritsar was being forcefully sent to Bahrain to work as bar dancer. She is believed to be a victim of a gang involved in trafficking of girls to Gulf countries to work in hotels as dancers.

On Wednesday night, she was noticed by a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personal at gate number 7 of Terminal 3 at the Delhi airport.

"She was crying. When asked her the reason, she said an agent is sending her to Bahrain to work as bar dancer. We immediately called the police and handed her over to them," said a CISF officer requesting anonymity.

Police said they have identified the agent as Shiv Kumar, who had dropped Samridhi at the airport, and a team has been sent to Amritsar to nab him.

"Two months ago the Crime Branch of Delhi Police had arrested Aman Marwah and Dinesh for their involvement in a human trafficking racket. The gang used to kidnap girls from Punjab and forcefully send them to Gulf countries," said a senior police officer.

Police said Shiv Kumar is part of the same gang that had tried to send Samridhi two months ago. But she was arrested by the crime branch along with Marwah and Dinesh.

"Samridhi came out on bail three days after the arrest and went back to her hometown. Because his two accomplices were in jail, Shiv Kumar was in desperate need of money. So he struck a deal in Bahrain and planned to send Samridhi again," the officer added.

Shiv Kumar brought her to Delhi on Wednesday morning and then dropped her at the airport at night when she was rescued.

"When he saw Samridhi talking to the police, he fled from there. We have obtained CCTV footages which reveals he was in a car," the police said. A case of kidnapping has been registered at IGIA police station.