Two arrested for trafficking girls and pushing them into sex trade in Goa

Three girls have been rescued by the Anjuna Police who were pushed into the sex trade. On Wednesday,the police arrested two persons, including one woman. Mohsin Shaikh, who is the accused is a Gujarat resident and Shilipi Mishra from Mumbai, according to the police. According to the official, the raid was carried out at Mainath Bhati, Arpora, as a result of intelligence from SDPO Mapusa Jivba Dalvi regarding prostitution operations in Anjuna.

“Accordingly a team was formed under PI Anjuna Prashal Dessai which conducted a raid at Mainath Bhati, Arpora, Bardez Goa on October 19 during which the police rescued three victim girls. Initially, the accused person Mohsin Shaikh had come to deliver one victim girl during which the police surrounded the accused and rescued the victim girl,” the police said in a statement.

Initially, the accused person Mohsin Shaikh had come to deliver oe victim girl , during which he was surrounded and the victim was rescued, stated the police. “During the inquiry, the victim girl disclosed the whereabouts of the other two victim girls staying in a resort in Arpora. Accordingly, the police team visited the resort and rescued the other two victims from the hotel room,” the police informed.

The victim was rescued and sent to the state protective home at Merces. An offence under sections 370, 370(3) R/w 34 Indian Penal Code and sections 4 and 5 of the Immoral Trafficking Act has been registered.
“Further investigation is in progress with PI Prashal Dessai under the supervision of SP north Shobit Saxena, IPS, and SDPO Mapuca Jivba Dalvi,” the police statement read.

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