The illegal immigrants, once caught in these tentacles, most often succumb to a life they had never wilfully opted for.
The victims were lured on the pretext of getting jobs in Canada, but were instead forcefully confined in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
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As per the survey, the total number of victims trafficked in the State during 2020 was 439. Of the total victims, 401 were women — eight of them under 18 years of age and 393 were above 18.
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Q branch were aware of only two of these trips, and had secured over 60 Sri Lankans who had entered India illegally.
The NIA took over the case and found that the 13 chargesheeted accused had illegally crossed over to India from Bangladesh, the official of the premier investigation agency said.
Three young women from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh were flown from Delhi to Bengaluru by sex traffickers with the promise of jobs.
On August 15, as the country marked its 75th Independence Day, Nargis returned home, along with two more women, courtesy the Kanpur police and the Ministry of External Affairs.
Andhra Pradesh Women’s Commission chairperson Vasireddy Padma said that the human traffickers are utilising new techniques to target and snare women, kidnap them and sexually harass them.
The figures pertaining to TN show a sharp decline in the number of cases registered since 2016, but activists say that the anti-human trafficking unit, which was set up in 2009, has become dormant.
Investigation officers either fail to collect footage from crime scenes or don’t submit it before courts, resulting in acquittals.
According to officials, most such cases were reported in the tri-city commissionerates of Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda, where children were forced into bonded labour.
The traffickers have also been arrested, the release added.
On May 29, the girl went to Madhuban Chowk and met Garg who abducted her and took her to Bhind, police said.
Official sources said the arrest of the two traffickers, Krishna Yogi and Tika Ram Ghimiray, led to the rescue.