NIA filed has filed chargesheet against 12 accused, including 9 Bangladeshi Nationals in an International Human Trafficking Case in the NIA Special Court at Hyderabad.
The case (RC-3/2019/NIA/HYD: Human Trafficking Case of Pahadishareef PS) was filed on Saturday (17th of October 2020) under various sections the IPC, The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 and the Foreigners Act, 1946.
The 12 chargesheeted accused are as follows:
(i) Abdul Barik Shaik r/o Bangladesh (absconding)
(ii) Ruhul Amin Dhali r/o West Bengal,
(iii) Asad Hasan r/o Maharashtra,
(iv) Mohd Yousuf Khan r/o Bangladesh,
(v) Bithi Begum r/o Bangladesh,
(vi) Mohd Rana Hussain r/o Bangladesh,
(vii) Shareeful Shaik, r/o Maharashtra,
(viii) Mohammed Al Mamun r/o Bangladesh,
(ix) Sojib Shaik Bangladesh,
(x) Suresh Kumar Das r/o Bangladesh,
(xi) Mohd Abdulla Munshi r/o Bangladesh
(xii) Mohd Ayub Shaik, Bangladesh.
The case was initially registered as a crime under section 370A (2) of the IPC, 1860 and Sections 3, 4, 5 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act on 21st September 2019 at Pahadishareef PS, Hyderabad, following the arrest of 10 human traffickers by Police on the same day from two brothels at Jalpally village, Balapur, Ranga Reddy District and Mahimood colony, Balapur, in Hyderabad.
Four young Bangladeshi girls were rescued from the brothels and several digital devices, fake Indian identity documents and other incriminating material were seized.
The investigation by NIA established that the arrested accused were associates of Ruhul Amin Dhali and Abdul Barik Sheikh who illegally trafficked young girls from Bangladesh to India and vice versa. Ruhul Amin Dhali was already arrested by NIA on 12th December 2019 in another case. The investigation further revealed that there were money transfers between Ruhul Amin Dhali and Abdul Barik Shaik as commission paid to the former for trafficking across the borders.
Ruhul Amin Dhali and other 10 arrested accused had illegally entered India in 1980s and established a prostitution racket along with Yusuf Khan and Bithi Begum (husband and wife) in various parts of India.
The 12 accused hatched a criminal conspiracy along with their associates in Bangladesh to look for young Bangladeshi girls in the age-group of 19-25 years and bring them to India by crossing Sonai River and via Kolkata and then take them to various destinations in India including Mumbai and Hyderabad.
These girls are lured with the promise of lucrative jobs and a better quality of life in India. They are also provided fake Indian identity documents and are eventually forced into prostitution.
The rescued young girls are presently at shelter homes in Hyderabad and the arrested accused are in judicial custody in Hyderabad.
Further investigation is underway in the case.