Six Girls Rescued from human trafficking
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has rescued six Nepalese girls from a house in North-West Delhi. The girls are victims of human trafficking. They were promised a job in gulf countries and were brought to Delhi. The girls were lodged at a house in Bhalaswa in North-West Delhi.
DCW sent a rescue team to the spot along with the police after DCW member Kiran Negi received the complaint on e-mail. The complaint was sent by a man named Santosh, who works with the Rescue Foundation.
The girls between the ages 18 and 25, were lodged inside the isolated house in North-West Delhi. The youngest girl was carrying a ticket to Imphal.
The girls informed the rescue team that they had paid Rs 1 lakh to the agent named Leena to secure jobs.
The rescue team found many visiting cards of a consultancy in New Friends Colony along with printouts of passports, beer bottles and used condoms at the house. The girls said that they were awaiting jobs abroad. They were taken to Nirmal Chhaya Shelter Home after their statements were recorded at Sagarpur.
However, the commission has expressed its displeasure at the functioning of the police. The police did not allow DCW counsellor to be present at the time of recording of the statement.
Even when the statements were recorded, the police did not enter them in the police diary claiming that the statements were in Nepali language. The statements, however, are in Hindi and written by the girls themselves.
DCW Chief Swati Maliwal has issued a notice to Station House Officer (SHO) of Sagarpur police station asking why the statements were not registered by the police. The commission said that the police were apathetic while handling the case.
Moreover, the information provided by the girls suggests that there may be a human trafficking racket functioning in Delhi. The Commission received information about a group of men and women having crossed Manipur border into Myanmar. Another group of 16 women has been detained at the Manipur border. A helpline based in Manipur has provided these inputs to DCW.
This matches with the information provided by the girls rescued in Delhi.