9 members of human trafficking gang arrested in India


The kingpin of the racket Mamoon Hussain, (41) was carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head, reports our New Delhi correspondent reports quoting the official.
Mamoon was running the racket from Mumbai, Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Bagri said. "He came to India 25 years ago and had managed to get a ration card for himself using a fake identity and subsequently got an Aadhaar multipurpose identity card, voter ID and passport".
"The accused, with the help of his Bangladesh-based wife, allegedly lured orphaned, helpless and needy women with a promise of getting them to work as domestic help by pretending to be associated with an NGO," said the SP.
"In the last decade, Mamoon's gang had pushed many women into prostitution trade in different parts of India by getting them to cross the Indo-Bangladesh border illegally," added the official.
Mamoon has links with middlemen of different cities and they used to send Bangladeshi women to Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and other states of India, he said.
"The gang kingpin also married a woman in India and was evading investigating agencies with his fake identity of Vijay Dutt," SP Bagri said, adding that the accused used to send the money earned from prostitution trading and human trafficking through the hawala channel to Bangladesh.
The identity and nationality of the others arrested were not immediately available.
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