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Two women forced to work as bar dancers in West Bengal rescued

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police have rescued two girls who were taken to West Bengal and forced to work in dance bars in Siliguri by a woman identified as Simran (name changed), on the pretext of being paid Rs 2,000 each day to work as wedding party welcome girls.
The complainant had reported at Inderpuri police station that on October 18, his 20-year-old daughter Sneha (name changed) and 21-year-old niece Sonam (name changed) told him that they had been offered employment by Simran as wedding welcome girls in Jaipur, Rajasthan for Rs 2,000 per day to each of them.
The complainant discussed the matter with his family members, who allowed the girls to go along with Simran. On October 23, the girls left home.
However, the family soon came to know that Simran took them in Siliguri and forced them to do work as bar dancers. She also confiscated their ID's and forcefully confined them.
Delhi Police registered a case at Inderpuri Police station and formed a team to rescue the girls.
The team, along with local policemen, raided the paying guest accommodation of one of the accused Subir Das, at Green Valley apartment, Rajpath Road in Siliguri. There, they found the victims and arrested Das as well as Simran.
"The victims were counselled and they said that accused Simran, alias Khushi, had offered them jobs in Jaipur. But she took them to Siliguri and handed them over to Subir Das, who forced them to do work as bar dancers. Their Aadhaar cards and ID proofs were taken away by the accused so that the girls cannot leave the place," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (West), Vijay Kumar.
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