Crime

2 arrested for trafficking orphan Kashmiri children, more recoveries expected: Police

Relatives of inmates wait outside Srinagar central jail to meet their kin. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Two persons were arrested for alleged trafficking of COVID orphans in Pampore area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Thursday.

In a statement, police said, “Police Station Pampore received a written application from Chairperson Child Welfare Committee (CWC) District Pulwama for registration of FIR in an alleged illegal adoption and sale of COVID orphans in Pampore area”.

Accordingly, a case FIR No. 153/2021 relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Pampore and investigation was initiated, police said.

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