April 23, 2024

In 2013, a person kidnapped two women from Dhaka and bought them to flesh commerce brokers in Pune. In a rescue operation, the police made a raid at brothels and located the women. They later despatched the women again to Bangladesh.

The intercourse racket 

In 2013, over 10 years in the past, a person kidnapped two women from a Bangladeshi household and bought them to intercourse racketeers in India. The ladies have been each minors on the time of the kidnapping, aged 15 and 17. The ladies have been tracked down in Pune and have been rescued by the Pune metropolis police, led by police inspector Bhanupratap Barge of the crime department. 

The workforce of police rescued the Bangladeshi women in a ‘24-hour, continuous operation’. The ladies have been then despatched to Bangladesh. 

In response to the police, the accused recognized as Rocky had an affair with one of many victims. Assuring the lady of a number of faux commitments, the accused kidnapped her and her sister from Dhaka on 14th Might 2013. The accused entered India by means of the border illegally with the 2 victims. 

The seek for the women started in Mumbai when an official from the regulation enforcement equipment in Bangladesh’s authorities initiated contact with the officers in India. The Bangladeshi authorities made a request to trace down the women after they suspected that the women have been being taken to Mumbai. Nevertheless, after the search operation was performed, the women weren’t present in Mumbai. 

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The ladies have been later discovered by a intercourse employee in Pune who contacted their members of the family (who’re primarily based in Kolkata) to assist them reunite. The uncle of the victims who lives in Bangladesh was then contacted and knowledgeable of the identical. 

Lady rescued from empty water tank 

Police inspector Bhanupratap Barge and the workforce obtained info from the informers after which they started with the search in Budhwar Peth and Shukrawar Peth areas. Inspector Barge obtained the knowledge of an auto driver who was accountable for dropping off the women on the brothel in Pune. The essential tip was given by his informer ‘Mumtaz’. 

In response to him, they obtained additional leads from the questioning of the autorickshaw driver and have been capable of hint one of many victims. The lady was present in an empty water tank on the roof of a brothel located in Budhwar Peth. Two accused, Sunil Vichare and Taniya Vyapari, have been arrested by the police workforce. 

Second sufferer rescued by distracting the guard canine with mutton

The authorities reported that Rocky was a widely known determine within the intercourse trafficking trade and had bought the 2 siblings to pimps Mukti and Taniya in Pune, fetching quantities of Rs 50,000 and Rs 70,000 for the sisters respectively. Taniya supposedly transferred one of many women to a brothel in Budhwar Peth, whereas her sibling was handed over to Vilas Kasle, an individual concerned in each building and the intercourse commerce.

Kasle was apprehended by the police, and utilizing info obtained from him, they situated a residence within the Undri space. To keep away from alerting the occupants, together with safety personnel, the police employed a strategic tactic involving distracting guard canine by throwing items of mutton to maintain them from barking. This allowed them to discreetly enter the premises and efficiently rescue the second lady, a big operation spanning 24 hours and necessitating coordination between the 2 nations’ governments.

Upon being reunited, the rescued sisters have been overcome with emotion, marking a vital mission that was executed diligently. The operation was led by Barge, a retired assistant commissioner of police who had been honoured with the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service.