Human trafficking has become a severe issue in India and the state of Assam. In a rescue mission on Saturday, Assam Police freed four girls from Baihata, Assam, suspected of being victims of attempted human trafficking.
Reportedly, the four rescued girls were from Paneri village in Assam’s Udalguri district’s Harisinga Tehsil. One of the accused, Giyas Ali (32), has been arrested for the case and is held by police for questioning. A case has been registered in the Paneri police station under various provisions of the Child Labour Act.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma posted a series of tweets on this matter: “Four girls from Paneri of Udalguri suspected to have been victims of attempted Human Trafficking are rescued from Baihata today by @assampolice. One accused Giyas Ali (32 yrs), s/o Lt Sumed Ali, 1 No. Baruahjhar, PS: Panery was arrested in this connection. Interrogation is on 1/2”
“A case has been registered at Paneri PS vide PNY PS Case No. 50/21 u/s 366 (a)/ 370 IPC r/w Sec 14 of Child Labour Act. Efforts are underway to find out the other accused. My compliments to Assam Police. 2/2”
The Assam CM further went on to praise the commitment of the Assam Police personnel and assured that the police would continue their quest to locate the other suspects.