PTI Tuesday, January 30, 2007 21:33 IST
VIJAYAWADA: Three young women aged 18 to 20 years were rescued from being trafficked and four persons arrested in this connection here on Tuesday, police said. The girls belonging to Vijayawada city were lured on the promise of jobs in Hyderabad.
Addressing a press conference, Police Commissioner CV Anand said human trafficking has assumed serious proportion and a special unit was being set up to deal with the menace effectively.
He said in the last one-and-a-half-months, nine persons were arrested for human trafficking and 13 girls rescued from their clutches.
The state and Central governments were also worried over the situation. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was opening three centres – one each at Ananatapuram, Hyderabad and Eluru – to help in tackling the menace, the Commissioner said.