In an inter-state operation, state CID police have rescued 10 women from flesh trade in Mumbai recently and arrested three traffickers. The rescued women have been handed over to an NGO for rehabilitation.
According to a press release issued by additional director-general of police (CID) SV Ramana Murthy here on Thursday, four of the women hail from East and West Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh and six from West Bengal.
As per the court directions, the 10 women were sent to Prajwala Protective Home, an NGO, for rehabilitation under the supervision of the department of women and child welfare. The three traffickers were remanded in judicial custody. The anti-human trafficking unit of the Women Protection Cell of the CID investigated a complaint filed by Ahamad Ali, director of Rescue and Restoration Program of Prajwala, an NGO, and conducted the operation. During investigation, CID officials found that a woman from Mumbai, B.Anitha, and other accused, Ch Trimurthulu Krishna alias Murthy, P Veeramani alias Bujji and T Nagamani alias Adilakshmi took the girls to Mumbai and other places for commercial sexual exploitation. A seven-member team of officials led by two CID inspectors, aided by Mumbai police and NGO representatives, raided a house at Lamington Road in Mumbai and rescued the 10 girls recently. Anitha was arrested there and the two others, Veeramani and Nagamani, in West Godavari district on Wednesday. Another tarfficker, Krishna, is absconding.
The rescue operation was conducted under the supervision of DIG Ajay Kumar and superintendent of police Kalpana Nayak. Cases under Section 366 of IPC and Sec 5 and 6 of ITP Act of 1956 were registered.