Probe role of placement agencies in human trafficking, HC to police

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New Delhi, Feb 11 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today ordered the Delhi police to investigate the role of the placement agencies in human trafficking.

A division bench headed by Justice Vikramjit Sen and BL Bhayana directed the police to submit within two weeks a comprehensive report on the human trafficking, alleged abuse of human rights by the placement agencies in the national capital.

Notably, almost half a dozen placement agencies of south Delhi face allegations of human trafficking in the guise of providing domestic helps and guards.

The court was hearing a petition accusing the placement agencies of luring 298 women and children to the city from West Bengal on the pretext of providing them jobs as domestic servants but forcing them into ''slavery and sex'' instead.

The petition has also minced no words criticising the police for deliberate inaction.

According to the petition filed by an NGO called Shramjivi Mahila Samiti, these 298 women and children from indigent families in rural West Bengal were shipped to Delhi by local agents at the prodding of various placement agencies in Saket, Malviya Nagar and Lado Sarai areas of the Capital.


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