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GB Road sex racket: Cops hunt for auto-rickshaw driver

New Delhi: More than 10 months after a couple and their associates were arrested in connection with a vast network of human trafficking and prostitution racket in the red light area of GB Road, an autorickshaw driver had came under the scanner of the crime branch.
More than five states and the bordering areas of neighboring countries have been thoroughly searched by Delhi Police, in an attempt to nab the accused autorickshaw driver. Police sources in crime branch told Millennium Post stated that they are reinvestigating the whole case in which they have found the role of an auto-rickshaw driver who was owned by the brothel owner, identified as Afaq Hussain and his wife Saira Begum.
Apart from the driver, police is also searching for two more persons which is suspected to be a manager and naika.
"Husband-wife duo used the auto-rickshaw to transport the girls from the brothel to another place. They have thought that no one will suspect that the girls are been trafficked through an auto-rickshaw," said the police source.
A senior official confirmed the development but did not reveal the places where they have raided as it can hamper their investigation.
The source further claimed that after the arrest of the accused they suspect that more girls can be rescued and more networks can be broken.
"Whenever we get any information we made raids to catch the accused," said a senior police official from crime branch of Delhi Police.
After the arrest was made in the brothel case, Delhi Police had charged accused under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
Begum and Hussain were controlling the organized racket with the help of different paid managers, nayikas and traffickers.
Police said when the both couple got married and started assisting each other in carrying out illegal activities of immoral trafficking with the help of various associates.
"The girls were beaten up, confined in hidden cells, intoxicated and starved for days to force them into the sex trade," police said.
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