Left Menu
Development News Edition

NIA arrests key accused couple in trafficking of women from Bangladesh for prostitution; 3 rescued

PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: 24-05-2020 00:15 IST | Created: 24-05-2020 00:15 IST
NIA arrests key accused couple in trafficking of women from Bangladesh for prostitution; 3 rescued

The NIA on Saturday arrested an Indian man and his Bangladeshi wife from Hyderabad for their alleged involvement in trafficking of women from Bangladesh to India for sexual exploitation, an official said. Justin alias Abdul Salam, 47, the key conspirator in the cross-border human trafficking racket case, was involved in running brothels at various places in Hyderabad and other parts of India, he said.

The NIA also arrested his wife Shivuli Khatoon, 29, a Bangladeshi national, the official said. Khatoon, who entered India illegally from Bangladesh in 2012, has emerged as one of the key players in the case, he said.

The case, registered by the NIA last year under the relevant provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Immoral Traffic Act, pertains to the trafficking of people from Bangladesh to various cities in India including Hyderabad for sexual exploitation, the official said. Justin along with his associates conspired to bring girls illegally from Bangladesh through a well-organised network of agents in Bangladesh and India for engaging them in prostitution, the NIA said.

In the case, three Bangladeshi nationals Mohd. Yousuf Khan, Bithi Begum and Sojib Shaik, and one Indian national, Ruhul Amin Dhalli, have already been arrested and a charge sheet against them was filed in March this year, the premier investigation agency said. Searches were conducted at Justin's ancestral and rented houses, and "incriminating" documents have been recovered, it said.

Two young women were also rescued from Justin's house during the searches. They had been illegally trafficked into India a few months ago from Bangladesh for sexual exploitation through his associates, it said. During search at Khatoon's house, one more woman has been rescued who was found hiding in an improvised hideout in the house.

The three women, who have been rescued, were illegally trafficked into India from Bangladesh for sexual exploitation, through the associates of Justin and Khatoon. Further investigation in the case is going on, the NIA added. PTI CPS SKL ABH ABH



Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...


Latest News

'Confidential' legal issue needs resolution before Mallya's extradition can be arranged: UK

Britain has said there is a further legal issue that needs to be resolved before Vijay Mallyas extradition can be arranged. A spokesperson of the British High Commission said on Thursday that the issue was confidential and they cannot estim...

Legal issue needs to be resolve before Mallya's extradition: UK govt

Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya is unlikely to be extradited anytime soon with the UK government on Thursday saying that there is a legal issue that needs to be resolved before his extradition can be arranged. Last month, Mallya lost his ...

Trump says American detained in Iran since 2018 freed, on his way home

A U.S. Navy veteran detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday and was on his way back home, President Donald Trump and his family said, in a rare instance of cooperation between the archenemies. A White House spokesman said Michael ...

Use of toilet has become need of hour: Bhumi Padnekar urges people to avoid open defecation

Giving reference from her movie Toilet Ek Prem Katha, actor Bhumi Pednekar on Thursday urged people to avoid open defecation, stating that the use of toilets has become the need of the hour as the country is grappling with the coronavirus c...

Give Feedback