DCW rescues 12 Nepali girls from North-West Delhi
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women said that they have rescued 12 Nepali girls from different locations in North-West Delhi late on Saturday night. The women rights body claimed it as trafficking but the city police in initial phase found it as a case of cheating.
According to DCW, the girls confessed that an agent named Uday had lured them to Delhi with the promise of getting them well-paying jobs in Dubai and other Gulf countries. Two teams were rushed to Najafgarh area when DCW member Kiran Negi received a complaint from Anandi (name changed) that a few Nepali girls are held in captivity at two places.
The DCW team reached the sites and found all the 12 girls. The agent Uday could not be found, though the rescued girls said he was with them some time back. The rescued girls revealed how they had been promised that they will be sent to Iraq, Kuwait and Dubai for work and will get good salaries. Most of them had given around Rs 50000 to the agent for getting these jobs, while two of them had given Rs 2 lakh each.
"Anandi said she was raped in Delhi's Paharganj area before she left for Iraq. The Commission is now assisting her in filing an FIR in this regard," said DCW in a Press statement.
The girls stated that the agent had taken away their passports and warned them of arrest if they left the room. The rescued girls were first taken to Chhawala Police Station and subsequently shifted to a shelter home. An FIR has been registered in the case. "We have registered a case of cheating in this regard," said Delhi Police.
Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) said that "Large scale human trafficking continues unabated and hundreds of Nepali women are being trafficked to Gulf countries via Delhi regularly. While DCW is proactive in rescue operation, the need of the hour is for the Delhi and Nepal Police to bust these international trafficking gangs that are operating in Nepal and India."