101 girls rescued from trafficking

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 1, 2019: Manipur Police has rescued 101 girls from from trafficking. Forty were rescued from Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh in Tengnoupal district today morning while 61were rescued from Imphal.

Police said the girls in Moreh were rescued acting on receiving an information from Impulse NGO Network through Childline Bishnupur that some girls from Nepal around 70 in number are likely to be trafficked to Myanmar  and further to other South East Asian and middle east countries  through Moreh.

Immediately a combined team led by SDPO, Moreh Sandip Gopaldas Mohurle, assisted by assistant sub inspector T. Paominlun Haokip of Moreh Police station, sub inspector, Immigration Check Post (ICP), Moreh Ningthoujam Rajivkumar Singh along with two women police namely M. Mema Devi and H. Subadani Devi of Moreh Police station in the presence of civil representatives under the supervision of Superintendent of Police, Tengnoupal Dr.S. Ibomcha, rushed towards ICP, Moreh.

On reaching ICP Moreh rescued 16 Nepali girls waiting at ICP who were sent by one Rajiv Sharma of Sunauli town, Nepal with assistance of some other unknown traffickers. Later all of them were brought to the police station for their safe custody.

Thereafter a search operation was launched by Moreh Police in hotels and cottages in Moreh wherein four more Nepali girls were rescued from Hotel Deepa, Moreh and arrested one Mr.Asha Kali Tamang, 42 son of Jita Lal Tamang residence of Pangkarpu 03 Jugal, Sindhupalchok, Nepal for his involvement in trafficking girls from Nepal. 20 more Nepali girls were rescued from Raj cottage, Moreh  who were trafficked by One Mr. Madan from Nepal who is still at large, said the police source.

The 40 rescued Nepal girls will be handed over to Epamlamdam Ujjawala  Home, Moreh. Further legal process is underway at Moreh police station, said the source.

In the late evening 61 girls were rescued from a hotel at Keishampat in Imphal. It has not been confirmed where do they belong. Imphal West police apprehended an alleged trafficker of these girls.

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