Human trafficking accused sent to jail

Kathmandu, November 5

Rejecting their bail plea, the Kathmandu District Court today sent two persons accused of human trafficking to Central Jail until a final verdict from the court.

The Central Investigation Bureau of the Nepal Police had produced Kalpana Limbu aka Kalpana Pariyar (33) from Bahuni-9 of Morang district and her husband Jeet Bahadur Darji aka Krishna (42) of Tara-9 of Baglung district to the court through Office of District Attorney after completion of an investigation into their involvement in trafficking of two women, who were allegedly confined and raped by a Saudi diplomat in Gurgaon, India.

CIB has sought a jail-term of 15 years each for them.

Limbu and Darji were arrested from Pokhara of Kaski and Kapan of Kathmandu respectively by CIB on September 15. The duo had assured the mother of Darji and another woman of decent jobs in Saudi Arab with handsome salaries and trafficked them to New Delhi. They sold the women for Rs 100,000 each, according to the CIB.

The victims were rescued by a joint team of Maiti India and Indian Police on September 7 from an apartment rented by a Saudi diplomat in Gurgaon and taken home on September 10.

According to the victims, they were held hostage without food and water for three months and repeatedly raped by the Saudi diplomat.