A man has been arrested for allegedly trafficking 500 girls from Bangladesh to Mumbai and for forcing them into prostitution business. The documents like Adhaar card has also been found with most of the girls, about which an investigation is being made by the crime branch as to how these documents were made available to the girls who are not a citizen of India.
A case has been registered against the man for human trafficking in the Palghar police station, Mumbai. The accused also has a previous record of at least seven cases against him as stated by the police. The police have further stated that the accused could get a commission of Rs. 4000 to 5000 by the sale of each girl.
The girls were given an assurance of a job to bring them to India. As per the police, some of the agents also induce the minor girls through love affairs and make them cross the international border. The police had received the information about the racket by four minors who were rescued from the flesh trade and mentioned the name of the accused in their statement.
The crime branch has stated that the accused was also involved in hawala transactions across the border. Further, they have stated that the accused is himself a Bangladesh citizen and has been operating in India since 2010.
The police have arrested seven people associated with the trafficking, however, they have stated that seven more are yet to be arrested. The accused has been taken into custody and was produced before a local court in Mumbai.