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Marriage broker may be part of bigger racket in Hyderabad: Cops

Cyberabad police who arrested a marriage broker from Hyderabad for luring innocent women into contract marriage with Arab sheikhs, suspect that broker Mohammed Shafi is into human trafficking.

Published: 25th August 2017 08:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2017 08:24 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Cyberabad police who arrested a marriage broker from Hyderabad for luring innocent women into contract marriage with Arab sheikhs, suspect that broker Mohammed Shafi is into human trafficking. Shafi had sent several young women and teenagers to Arab countries by giving money to the victim’s parents.

Shafi, who is into the illegal activity of performing contract marriages, has lured several poor women hailing from Muslim families.

“With people who already got married and took the women to Arab countries, new Sheikhs are contacting Shafi. Many of them want teenage girls,” said a police officer who is in the team that arrested the accused.Sleuths also found that several women, victims of contract marriages, are being harassed in the Arab countries.



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