Police in India’s Gujarat have arrested 10 people, including 9 Bangladeshis, on suspicion of human trafficking. Ajay Kumar Tamoy, Police Commissioner of Surat, Gujarat, gave this information in a press conference on Monday. Indian news agency ANI reported this information in a report.
Police Commissioner Ajay Kumar Tomar said in a press conference that Surat Police’s Special Operation Group (SOG) and Prevention of Crime Branch (PCB) have arrested some Bangladeshi criminals. They entered India illegally.
Ajay Kumar Tomar alleged that they (those arrested) used to bring people from Bangladesh and make fake citizenship certificates and other documents to establish them as Indian citizens.
He also alleged that they used to bring Bangladeshi men and women to India with the lure of jobs and forced them to take up professions in spas and prostitution.
Ajay Kumar Tomar said that among the documents found from the detained Bangladeshis are Aadhaar card, PAN card, election card, driving license etc. These documents were photoshopped by a person named Akash Sanjaybhai Mankar who lives in Vadodara.
Akash Sanjaybhai Mankar has also been arrested, said Ajay Kumar Tomar. He said, 9 other Bangladeshis have been arrested along with Akash. Out of these 9 Bangladeshis, six are men and three are women. Apart from human trafficking, seven other offenses have been registered against the accused in various police stations.
Now the SOG and PCB team will jointly investigate the issue of human trafficking and take appropriate action against them.