Two get life sentence for human trafficking
Kolkata: The Sealdah Court has recently awarded life imprisonment to two persons for their involvement in trafficking of a minor girl from Ultadanga and selling her to a dance bar in Uttar Pradesh.
The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each and an additional one-year imprisonment for wrongful confinement of the victim.
According to sources, on September 2014, the Ultadanga police station received a complaint from a woman who told the police that her 14-year-old daughter had gone missing.
The investigation revealed that the missing girl had an affair with a man named Rahul Ghosh, who was a bus conductor.
The sleuths had doubts that Ghosh could be involved in the case as he also went missing for a few days at that time. The police also learnt from the girl's family members that she used to dance well.
They got information that the girl told some of her close friends that Ghosh was well acquainted with a dance troupe in Uttar Pradesh and he had allegedly promised her a job.
It soon became more or less clear for the investigators that the girl hailing from a lower middle class family was lured with the promise of job.
Suspecting that Ghosh might have trafficked her to Uttar Pradesh, the police used their intelligence network and Ghosh was arrested from September 22 from Ramchandrapur in
The girl was locked up in a room of a dance bar. She was recovered within 10 days after the police complaint was lodged.
Ghosh had sold her to the owner of the bar. The sleuths could also nabbed the bar owner Suresh Gupta.
A case was initiated against them on charges of wrongful confinement and women trafficking and accordingly the charge-sheet was submitted.
In another conviction, the Sealdah Court on Wednesday sentenced a man named Bashir Khan to five years imprisonment for molesting a girl from Dum Dum on March 11.
The conviction has been achieved within 22 days of the crime with the Chitpore police station submitting the charge-sheet in the case on March 17.