An illegal Bangladeshi immigrant couple purchased a 17-year-old girl and were trying to sell her to an agent Hari Chowdary in Hyderabad when they were arrested by police. Cases have been registered under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences and section 14 of Foreigners Act - 1946.
Hyderabad: Telangana Police have arrested three people including two illegal immigrants from Bangladesh involved in a prostitution racket.
The accused couple is identified as Mohammed Sohail Hussain, 29, and Visti Hassan, 25. Along with them, Hari Chowdary, a resident of Vijayawada was also arrested based on tip off from an NGO- Prajwala, police stated. The Bangladeshi couple has been residing in Hyderabad for several years, the statement by police read.
Police also said that the two Bangladeshi immigrants had received a 17-year-old girl for a deal with Hari Chowdary and remarked that the racket involved more people who are at large.
Police are yet to find details on people involved in trafficking the girl from Bangladesh.
Cases have been registered under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences and section 14 of Foreigners Act - 1946.
According to ANI, the Bangladeshi couple ran a prostitution business in rented lodges and offered online bookings.
The 17-year-old victim, who was rescued by police, was purchased by Hussain, said officials.
* With PTI inputs
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Last Updated Aug 23, 2019, 5:31 PM IST