New Delhi – 16 Aug 2016:
A joint team of Delhi and Sikkim police rescued a 16-year-old from a brothel in G.B. Road last week. A police official said that it was first of it’s kind case when a trafficked minor girl fr-om Sikkim being recovered from the capital.
“We have started a through probe to find out if there are any other girls from Sikkim who were trafficked into city. We are also scanning cases of girls missing reported in Sikkim. A NGO working for rehabilitation of trafficked girls has informed that after Assam, which sees one of the highest number of cases as far as the procuration of minor girls is concerned, and several other north-eastern states, Sikkim could be the latest where trafficking rackets linked to Delhi are spreading their tentacles,” said a senior police official.
Karma Gyamcso, an assistant superintendent of Sikkim police, who was a part of the raid team, said the rescue of the girl who was allegedly abducted in June on the pretext of providing a job and forced into prostitution was the first ever reported case of a girl trafficked from there being traced back to Delhi.
The raid was carried out by on August 9 and a woman brothel owner has been arrested in connection with the case, said a senior Delhi pol-ice officer who himself monitored the operation which involved a joint intervention of staff from the Kamla Market police station in Central Delhi and Sikkim’s east district police as well as representatives of NGO Shakti Vahini.
“When she was initially brought here, she was kept in a house in Majnu Ka Tila. For days, she kept quizzing those who brought here about the job they had promised but did not get any satisfactory replies,” said Rishi Kant from Shakti Vahini.
Source: Asian Age