NIA files charge sheet against 13 Bangladeshis in Bengaluru human trafficking case

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

The NIA filed a charge sheet before a Special Court in Bengaluru against 13 Bangladeshi nationals for their involvement in trafficking women and children from the neighbouring country after illegally crossing over to India, an official said.

Rafik,Sobuj Shaik,Mohammed Rafikdul Islam Ridoy,Rakibul Islam,Mohammed Babu Molla, Mohammed Alami Hossen,Mohammed Dalim, Hossain Azim,Mohammed Jamal,Enamul Haque Shuzan,Mohammed Ruhul Amin,Riday Islam and Mohammed Milon Biswas,all Bangladeshi nationals under sections 120B r/w 370, 120B r/w 370A (2), 343, 465, 468, 471 of IPC, sections 14A (b) and 14C of the Foreigners Act, 1946 sections 3, 4, 5 & 6 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act,1956 in RC-16/2021/NIA/DLI.

A probe by the city police had uncovered a multi-State prostitution ring allegedly run by illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

During their investigation,the police rescued seven women and one child of Bangladeshi nationality from the custody of four human traffickers at a house in K.Channasandra. Both perpetrators and victims in the case hailed from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The NIA, which took over the case,has filed the chargesheet against 13 individuals,all hailing from Bangladesh for human trafficking,sexual exploitation of trafficked women and under Foreigners Act, 1946.

Investigation has revealed that the chargesheeted accused persons had illegally crossed over to India from Bangladesh.They were luring women from Bangladesh and trafficking them to India with the promise of jobs,said the NIA in a press release.

The women were allegedly confined in rented accommodations and subjected to sexual exploitation.

The accused persons had also forged identity cards and used these forged documents as genuine to obtain Indian identity cards such as Aadhaar, PAN cards, etc., for themselves and their victims”, NIA said in a press release.