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NIA Files Charge Sheet Against 12 Including 9 Bangladeshis In Human Trafficking Case

The charge sheet was filed under sections of the IPC, the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and the Foreigners Act in a special NIA court in Hyderabad

The NIA has filed a charge sheet against 12 people, including nine Bangladeshi nationals, for their alleged involvement in trafficking girls from across the border for prostitution, an official said.Further probe revealed that there were money transfers between Dhali and Shaik as commission paid to Dhali for trafficking across the borders, the official said.The 12 accused hatched a criminal conspiracy along with their associates in Bangladesh to look for young Bangladeshi girls in the age-group of 19-25 years and traffic them to India by crossing the Sonai River via Kolkata, and then take them to various destinations in India, including Mumbai and Hyderabad, the official said.They are also provided fake Indian identity documents and are eventually forced into prostitution, the NIA official said.

The NIA investigation established that the arrested accused were associates of Dhali and Abdul Barik Shaik who illegally trafficked young girls from Bangladesh to India and vice versa, according to the official.Dhali and other 10 arrested accused had illegally entered India in the 1980's and established a prostitution racket along with Yusuf and Bithi, who are husband and wife, in various parts of India, the NIA spokesperson said.

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