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Kin of rescued children claim they got rape,death threats: DCW

PTI
Published : Nov 25, 2017, 7:21 pm IST
Updated : Nov 25, 2017, 7:21 pm IST

The commission learnt that the arrested placement agency owner and the alleged trafficker were running the racket for a very long time.

Delhi Commission for Women chief, Swati Maliwal. (Photo: File)
 Delhi Commission for Women chief, Swati Maliwal. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women has written to the police after parents of the children, who were rescued last week from traffickers, approached it alleging that they were receiving death and rape threats from the son of a placement agency owner who had been arrested during the raids.

A senior Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) official said that the women's panel received representations from the parents of the children.

 

"They have stated that the son of the arrested owner managed to reach the place where they are staying in Delhi and asked them to withdraw the case, threatening them with rape and murder. They also threatened to rape the girls who have not been traced till date and whose whereabouts are not being disclosed by the accused woman," the official said.

The Commission was informed that when the premise of the said placement agency was raided by the police, several items were not seized, including many unlocked almirahs and a laptop.

Taking cognizance of the same, the Commission has written to the DCP East seeking explanation for the same, the official said.

 

Last week, the Commission claimed to have busted an alleged trafficking racket in East Delhi and rescued three minors with the help of police.

A statement by the DCW said the Commission's helpline received a call from a group of parents from Jharkhand who were searching for their children missing since three years.

The parents were accompanied by a minor girl who was trafficked along with other children earlier but had managed to flee.

The girl said she was getting calls from an alleged woman trafficker, who ran a placement agency in East Delhi, and was luring her to return to the national capital. The girl was earlier working in Bangalore where she was not paid for over two years, it said.

 

After receiving this information, DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal set up a team and a trap was laid. The alleged trafficker was called to meet the girl at Akshardham metro station.

When the woman and her accomplice met the girl, they tried to take her with them and were caught with the help of local police.

During interrogation, details emerged about two minor girls. They were subsequently rescued by the women's panel and local police.

The girls aged 12 and 13 years were rescued from Janakpuri and Pitampura. The younger girl is suspected to be pregnant. Separate FIRs were filed against the employers in these two cases.

A minor boy was also rescued from Haryana's Hisar.

 

The commission learnt that the arrested placement agency owner and the alleged trafficker were running the racket for a very long time and earlier too, several minors were rescued and many cases were filed against them.

The minors were not paid for their work for years and on the papers seized their monthly salaries were fixed between Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,500. They were not allowed to go out of their employers' houses or contact their parents.

Tags: delhi commission for women (dcw), child trafficking, swati maliwal
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi