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.

“During the preliminary investigation, two accused persons identified as Mohd Amin Rather, son of Ghulam Mohd Rather, a resident of Bemina and Aijaz Ahmed Dar, son of Abdul Hameed Dar, a resident of Pampore were arrested in the instant case.”

The statement added, “During the investigation, it came to fore that the arrested duo are running a trust in Samboora, Pamore by the name of Global Welfare Charitable Trust which was established in the year 2020. The said trust has been sealed and essential documents/records were also seized.”

Further investigation in the case is going on and more recoveries are also expected in the case, the statement concluded.


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