18th January, 2012
PRESS NOTE CENTRAL DISTRICT
On 17.01.2012 at about 6 PM, an information was received from PS Mahehshtola, West Bengal that two girls including one minor who were kidnapped vide case FIR No. 920/11 dated 25.12.11 u/s 363/366 IPC PS Maheshtola, District 24 Paragana South, West Bangal have been confined in Kotha No. 70 at G.B. Road, Delhi. A team comprising of one SI and two W/Cts. of West Bengal police were also dispatched from there.
In order to make the rescue operation successful, the photographs of the kidnapped girls were also obtained from West Bengal police through e-mail.
A team comprising of Inspr. Suman Kumar Sharma, SI Ajay Kumar, HC Anil, W/HC Sunita, W/Ct. Mamta was constituted under the supervision of Inspr. Pramod Joshi, SHO/Kamla Market. Further, NGO Shakti Vahini was also associated in the rescue operation. Subsequently, a raid was conducted at Kotha No. 70, G.B. Road. After thorough search of the Kotha, both the kidnapped girls were rescued and one of them was found to be minor.
On interviewing of both the girls, it was revealed that both the girls are friends and belong to poor family. The girls were having boyfriends who also hail from the same village. Their boyfriends had brought the girls to Delhi on the pretext of marrying them and later sold these girls at G.B. Road.
Subsequently to rescuing the girls, they were sent to Bapuna Shelter Home for night stay. Further investigation is under progress.
It is also worthwhile to mention that on 12.01.2012 also, a raid had been conducted in the G.B.Road area in which 10 girls from different parts of country (Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh) were rescued including some girls who were either minor or forced into the flesh trade against their wishes. The raid had been conducted in collaboration with NGO ‘Rescue Foundation’. Sincere efforts are on to resuce girls being forced in the flesh trade or minors. The managers of Kotha were also arrested in this connection.
(DEVESH CHANDRA SRIVASTVA)
ADDL. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
CENTRAL DISTRICT, DELHI.
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