Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have busted a human trafficking gang by arresting three people in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
In a statement, the police said that acting upon information of human trafficking being operational in the district, a police team of police station Budgam raided a particular place in village Dulipora and rescued 14 women victims (including some minors) from the house of one namely Shamim Ahmad Bhat, son of Ab Rehman Bhat, a resident of Dulipora Parthan and adjacent places.
The statement further stated that accordingly, Shamim Ahmad and the other two accused namely Shagufta wife of Bashir Ahmad Wani and Asmat wife Shafiq Ahmad Wani both residents of Dulipora Parthan were arrested.
Case FIR number 370/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Budgam.
During preliminary investigation, it has been found that the arrested three accused persons are involved in human trafficking by means of procuring the girls from different places and exploiting them in district Budgam and other parts of the valley, they said.
Further investigation into the case is going on and more arrests are expected, the statement mentioned.
Meanwhile, the rescued human trafficking victims have been shifted to Nari Niketan Rehabilitation Centre Chadoora and the process for their rehabilitation has been initiated, reads the statement.