New Delhi, Aug 17 (PTI) A 19-year-old girl from West Bengal, who was lured to the capital by a youth on pretext of marriage but was sold to a prostitution ring, was rescued from the redlight area in central Delhi, police said today. The girl from South-24 Paragana was rescued from G B Road yesterday on a tip off provided by an NGO ‘Shakti Vahini’ after the victim’s father approached them, Devesh Srivastava, Additional Commissioner of Police (Central), said.
DELHI POLICE PRESS RELEASE DATED 17.08.2012
PRESS RELEASE CENTRAL DISTRICT
ONE GIRL FROM WEST BENGAL RESCUED FROM G.B. ROAD : BROUGHT TO DELHI BY LURING HER OF MARRIAGE
On 16-08-2012, one girl aged about19 years was rescued from GB Road by the police staff of P.S. Kamla Market, Central District, Delhi with the help of ‘Shakti Vahini’, an NGO.
INCIDENT AND TEAM
On 16-08-2012, one person in distress belonging to District Sarisapara, District South 24 Pargana, West Bengal along with a representative of Shakti Vahini, NGO approached SHO/ Kamla Market and stated that his daughter namely Sangeeta (name changed), aged about 19 years was missing from District South 24 Pargana, West Bengal. A case vide u/s 363/366A/373 IPC was registered at P.S. Usthi 24 Pargana West Bengal in this regard. He further stated that she is confined at Kotha No- 59, IInd Floor, G.B. Road, Delhi against her wishes and desires to be freed from there. This information was further developed. After developing the intelligence, a team comprising of Inspr. Parmod Joshi, SHO/Kamla Market, Inpsr. Binod Kumar, ATO/Kamla Market, SI Ajay Singh, H.C. Baljeet and W/Ct. Sarita was constituted under the close supervision of Sh. Ram Kumar, ACP/Kamla Market. The representative of NGO ‘Shakti Vahini’ was also associated with the team.Thereafter, in late evening of 16.08.2012, a raid was conducted at Kotha No. 59, IInd Floor, GB Road, Delhi and the missing girl Sangeeta (name changed) aged about 19 years was rescued by the police team of PS Kamla Market, Central District, Delhi. An intimation has been given to P.S. Usthi 24 Pargana West Bengal in this regard. Further investigation/interrogation is in progress.
During investigation, the rescued girl stated that she belonged to a poor family. She is illiterate. She was lured by one boy on the pretext of marrying her and brought to Delhi. But instead of marrying her, the boy sold the girl at Kotha No. 59, IInd Floor, G.B. Road, Delhi. The girl is being produced before CWC, Delhi for taking further course of legal action.
(DEVESH CHANDRA SRIVASTVA), IPS
ADDL. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
CENTRAL DISTRICT, DELHI
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