Mumbai: Seven people including six Bangladesh nationals were arrested by the Hyderabad police as part of a prostitution racket being busted. Aside from the six Bangladeshi, the other accuse is an Indian from West Bengal.
The police informed that the Bangladesh nationals allegedly illegally entered the country a few years back without any valid documents for organizing the prostitution racket. The police have seized Bangladeshi ID cards, passports, fake Aadhar cards and 10 phones from them in the bust.
They resided in Mumbai before recently moving to Hyderabad to organize the crime, stated the police. The arrests were made by the Commissioner’s Task Force, with the assistance of the SR Nagar police.
One of the accused, Atiyar Mondal, a native of West Bengal, trafficked Bangladeshi women within the country for prostitution. The women from Bangladesh were forcefully dragged into the racket by Mondal on the pretext of providing them with job opportunities in India, the police said.
However, once they arrived in the country, they were forced into prostitution and given fake and forged Aadhar cards. Mondal brought the women to Hyderabad and handed them over to the racket runner Khausurdas and his accomplices.
Human traffickers with the help of local agents have been trafficking Bangladeshi women to gain illegal easy money. Efforts are being made to track down the illegal activities of agents and traffickers. The accused along with the seized property have been handed over to the station house officer (SHO), SR Nagar Police Station to initiate necessary action.