Seven women being trafficked to Dubai rescued in New Delhi

KATHMANDU: Seven Nepali women, apparently being trafficked to Dubai by a human trafficking racket, have been rescued in New Delhi recently, The Hindu reported on Thursday.

Two employees of the Air India were also arrested after it was found out that they illegally issued boarding passes to the women, aged between 20 to 40 years, according to the newspaper.

Indian immigration officials had on Monday caught three women and four others the following day for attempting to travel to Dubai using forged documents.

They said to be aged between 20 years and 40 years.  They were handed over to the Delhi Police with a complaint that their departure was illegally facilitated by two Air India staff members.

During interrogation, it was revealed that the Air India employees were facilitating their departure.

“They (the women) revealed that their journey was arranged by Raju, an agent, through his Air India associates. The women were deceived into believing that they would be provided handsome jobs in Dubai. That indicates that this is a case of human trafficking,” The Hindu quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) M.I. Haider as saying.