Criminal Investigating Department (CID) has made a remarkable achievement in preventing human trafficking in West Bengal. A team of Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of CID rescued a minor girl, from Patna railway station what led to the arrest of six persons from different hide outs in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

A minor girl from Baguihati in Kolkata disappeared on her way to coaching centre in Aswininagar area. Her parents lodged a missing diary with Baguihati Police Station. The case was referred  to  Missing Person Squad, Bhawani Bhawan and investigation was started. CID officials visited the spot from where the girl disappeared, talked to locals to know about the incident but the locals could not inform anything.  Most  of  the  locals claimed that they did not notice the incident but a hawker shared a faint idea about the incident. This was the only ray of hope for the sleuths in the initial stage of investigation. Meanwhile the mother of the victim girl informed the police that she received a phone call of her daughter from an unknown number. The officers of Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of CID started tracking that mobile number to ascertain locations of the culprits. The culprits kept on changing places so that the police could not catch hold of them. But, AHTU personnel of CID did not give up their efforts and kept on chasing the culprits. The intelligence network of CID worked magically. Following arrest of one Rahul Kumar Yadav from Saharsa in Bihar, it was only a matter of time for the cops to arrest his other accomplices.

Meanwhile, the police rescued the girl from the clutches of the trafficking gang and found her traumatised due to series of fateful incidents happened to her. As her health condition deteriorated, she was taken to a government hospital and examined by the doctors. Her statement was recorded before the judicial magistrate.

Fateful Story of the victim

One Rahul Kumar Yadav had lured a minor girl from Kolkata with the help of his accomplices who trafficked her to Kashipur, Uttarakhand. The victim girl was further sold to many others and was sexually abused repeatedly by those persons.

Raid at Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh

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Arrested Subham from Bijnor, U.P. Identied in T.I. Parade.

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Arrested Chitra Sharma from Bijnor, U.P. Identied in T.I. Parade.

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Arrested Bhisham Sharma from Bijnor, U.P. Identied in T.I. Parade.

By the time AHTU team of CID reached at Bijnor in Uttarpradesh for rescuing the girl,  the  culprits  left  her  at Kashipur railway station. The victim somehow managed to board a train and later she was rescued by the CID team from Patna.

Raid at Kashipur, Uttarakhand

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Arrested Kamal Sharma from Kashipur, Uttarakhand. Identied in T.I. Parade.

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Arrested Sushil Sharma from Kashipur, Uttarakhand. Identied in T.I. Parade.

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Arrested Rahul Kumar Yadav from Saharsha, Bihar. He has been identied by victim girl in T.I. Parade.

It was quite a big success for CID to arrest members of the inter-state human trafficking gang after it took control of the case on 25 February, 2015. The ill-fated girl disappeared on 7 January, 2015 and chargesheet a g a i n s t  a l l e g e d  accused persons were submitted on 13 August in the same year. Trial of the case was going on under section 363/366A/367/370/370A/ 371/120B IPC & 3/6 POCSO Act.

By Our Special Correspondent