Girls rescued from Janakpuri, Pitampura; boy from Hisar
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday claimed to have busted a trafficking racket in east Delhi. Three minors, including a boy, were rescued.
Giving details, the DCW said its 181 helpline received a call from parents who had come from Jharkhand in search of their children. These children have been missing for the past three years.
“Accompanying the parents was a girl who was allegedly trafficked along with the other children but had managed to escape. She claimed she was receiving calls from an alleged female trafficker. The accused was trying to lure her to return to Delhi,” the Commission said in a statement.
Since the traffickers ran a placement agency in east Delhi, DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said a trap was laid and the accused was called to Akshardham metro station. The panel said the trafficker arrived with an accomplice to meet the girl and the duo was caught with help from the local police.
During interrogation, the accused revealed details of two minor girls. They were rescued from Janakpuri and Pitampura. A minor boy was rescued from Hisar, Haryana, by the DCW’s mobile helpline team and the Delhi Police.
She said, “It is shocking that minors are not only trafficked but also employed by educated and affluent families. They are severely abused and not paid. Unregulated placement agencies are running unabated here and many are organised rackets for human trafficking.” She called for strict regulation of placement agencies.
It is shocking that minors are not only trafficked but also employed by educated and affluent families. They are severely abused and not paid…