Seven girls rescued from traffickers

Syangja, October 30:

Police today took under control seven girls from Syangja Bazaar who were being taken for trafficking to India. Following a tip-off, a police team took them under control after checking a passenger bus bound for Sunauli from Pokhara.

“The traffickers had planned to take the girls to India through Bhairahawa border. After getting wind of strict police checking on the Prithvi Highway, they tried to take the girls to India through Syangja,” police said.

The girls are being kept in the Syangja District Police Office (DPO). Two men who were with the girls managed to escape, police said.

The girls said they were bound for a Middle Eastern country. However, they had no passports.

The girls claimed that their relatives were supposed to bring their passports to Bhairahawa.

“Some of the girls said they were going to Saudi Arabia. The girls kept giving the names of different destinations, so we arrested them,” said DSP Purushottam Kandel at the Syangja DPO.

Police said that a resident of Majheri Patan, Pokhara, was involved in attempting to take the girls to India. Police, however, did not disclose the name of the trafficker.