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Human trafficker jumps into Yamuna to flee, arrested

Human trafficker jumps into Yamuna to flee, arrested

New Delhi: A 33-year-old man who was running a racket of trafficking Nepalese girls to various Gulf countries. Police arrested the accused near ISBT Kashmiri Gate on Saturday. The accused jumped in the river to flee but he was fished out of the water by cops.

According to the police, accused identified as Lopsang Lama was presently residing at Wazirabad, originally hailed from Okhal Doonga in East Nepal. A cash reward of Rs 1,00,000 was declared by Commissioner of Police, Delhi for his apprehension in the case.

DCP (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav claimed that on July 25, 2018, on the information from some NGOs, a raid was conducted in the area of Village Munirka by the team of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) who rescued 16 girls of Nepal origin from a house in Munirka Village. "These girls were accommodated in a rented house of Lopsang Lama and his associates for the last about 20-22 days for taking them to various Gulf Countries through illegal means on the pretext of providing them different jobs," said DCP Yadav adding that he had taken away their passports and other documents.

Police claimed that a team of Special Cell led by Inspector Atul Tyagi and Inspector Dalip Kumar under ACP Sanjay Dutt was deputed to trace the accused Lopsang Lama. "On Saturday evening, Lama was spotted coming from Buddhist Monastery side. After seeing the police team, he took to heels and ran away towards Kudasiya bank of Yamuna river in a bid to escape. The police team chased him," said DCP Yadav. He added that on being surrounded by the raiding team, he jumped into Yamuna River, constable (Ct) Manoj Tyagi too jumped into the river immediately followed by Assistant Sub Inspector Devendra Kumar and Ct. Mohit, the person was fished out.

Police claimed that Lama has disclosed that he along with his brother-in-law and other associates was running a racket of sending a number of Nepalese girls to various Gulf countries (Kuwait, Dubai, Iraq), as he used to receive the handsome commission.

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