The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India filed chargesheet against 12 accused including 9 Bangladeshis in a human trafficking case on October 17 at the NIA Special Court at Hyderabad.
The chargesheet was filed by NIA against Ruhul Amin Dhali resident of West Bengal, along with Shareeful Shaik, Asad Hasan, both residents of Maharashtra, apart from nine Bangladeshi nationals, one of whom Abdul Barik Shaik is currently absconding, reports ANI.
The case regarding the same was initially registered at Pahadishareef Police Station, Hyderabad on September 21, 2019, following the arrest of 10 human traffickers by Police from two brothels at Jalpally village, Balapur, RangaReddy District and Mahimood colony, Balapur, in Hyderabad.
The police team had rescued four Bangladeshi girls from the brothels and seized several digital devices, fake Indian identity documents and other incriminating material in the operation.
Further investigation by NIA established that the arrested accused were assiciates of Ruhul Amin Dhali and Abdul Barik Shaik who illegally trafficked young girls from Bangladesh to India and vice versa.
Dhali was already arrested by NIA, in connection with another case, on December 12, 2019.
Investigations also revealed that there were money transfers between Dhali and Shaikh as commission paid for trafficking across the borders.
The traffickers had illegally entered India in 1980's and established a prostitution racket along with Yusuf Khan and Bithi Begum (husband and wife), other accused named in the chargesheet, 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 yrs and traffick 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 promise of lucrative jobs and better quality of life in India. They are also provided fake Indian identity documents and are eventually forced into prostitution.
The rescued girls are presently at shelter homes in Hyderabad.
Further investigation is underway.