Delhi: Two girls, victims of Child Trafficking rescued

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Human Trafficking
Friday, Jul 22: The Delhi police on Wednesday, Jul 22 rescued two minor girls from a house in Sunlight Colony, Southeast Delhi during a raid. The girls from Jharkhand were the latest victims of child trafficking who had been forced into menial labour.

Additional CP (southeast) Ajay Chaudhry said that they are suspicious of some fake NGO that has been involved in illegal job of buying and selling children from the eastern states. The two girls aged 10 and 11-years old were produced before the Lajpat Nagar Child Welfare Committee, which sent them to a children home.

"One Reshma allegedly brought the girls to the capital. We are probing her role; but we can understand the modus operandi of the group only after she is arrested," the additional CP said.

This is after Lajpat Nagar Child Welfare Committee ordered the cops to check all records of Astha Placement Agency. They suspect the agency was instrumental in the trafficking of many victims. The police have said they have traced 31 people spread across 11 police stations in C R Park, Janakpuri, Amar Colony and Tilak Nagar. The Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of the Delhi Police intends to slap stringent sections of the Child Labour Act on anyone found employing children below the age of 14.

"We have directed officers to treat child labour complaints seriously and prosecute the employers, too," said additional DCP (crime) Pramod Khuswah.

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