Gorakhpur, July 25 (ANI): Police officials of Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district recently detained five women, who were allegedly being taken to Gulf countries for flesh trade.
Passports recovered from them indicated that they are citizens of Nepal.
The women were reportedly being taken by a pimp to Mumbai from where they were to be sent to certain destinations in the Middle East.
However, the detained women denied that they were being trafficked to Gulf countries for flesh trade.
"We are going on our own wish to do household work. We are facing lot of problems in Nepal as we don't get any work there. There is nothing like that," said Nirmala, a woman, who was allegedly being trafficked to Gulf counties.
Police officials refused to comment on the incident.
Gorakhpur being close to Nepal is often used as a transit point for trafficking women.
Article 23 of the Constitution of India prohibits trafficking of humans in any form and also forced labour.
Three million women in India fall prey to trafficking according to some estimates. (ANI)