Six persons have been arrested on charges of human trafficking by a team of Naka police, which conducted a raid in the Sadbhawana Express at Lucknow’s Charbagh railway station. The raid was conducted on a tip-off when the train arrived on Tuesday at the station, by a team led by additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP), West Zone, Chiranjeev Sinha and Naka inspector Manoj Kumar Mishra.
Those arrested were identified as Jaan Mohammed, Mohammed Hasim, Latif, Shakil, Shahid Ali and Arman of Unnao. The team rescued three girls, including two minors.
ADCP Sinha said he was informed by National Commission for Protections of Child Rights (NCPCR) about the human trafficking on February 14. “We worked on the lead and collected information about the gang involved in the crime and laid a trap at platform number 7 of the railway station. After the train arrived at the platform, we checked the coaches,” he said.
He said Jaan Mohammed, Mohammed Hasim and the other four accused were taken into custody and are being interrogated. The police also quizzed the two minors and they confirmed that they were lured by Jaan Mohammed and his men into human trafficking.
Sinha said that in his confession, Jaan Mohammed and his aide Mohammed Hasim said he and his gang members used to trap the women by getting them married with youths who were acquainted with the accused. In some cases, the family members of the girls were involved in the racket too. Jaan Mohammed and his aides had taken the girls to other cities and states from Champaran (region of Bihar) and sold them to different men in the past.
While the religious identity of the victims is not known, this case could very well be connected to the grooming jihad epidemic which is raging across Bharat, especially in states like UP & Bihar. Activists have maintained all along that many such cases where Islamists lure Hindu women into marriage end up with the girl getting pushed into flesh trade: exhibit A, exhibit B, exhibit C. The same pattern is clearly seen in Pakistan as well – Hindu minors are abducted, forcefully converted, married off to much-older men and after months or years of such ‘marriages’, the majority are trafficked or just killed.
(With IANS inputs)