Crime

Human trafficking gang busted in Budgam, three arrested, 14 victims rescued: Police

Srinagar Jail. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

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.

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