Illegal trafficking: Rohingya man kingpin, says Police

Srinagar: A Rohingya man has been found to be the kingpin of the racket involved in illegal trafficking of women into Bandipora, Senior Superintendent of Police Lakshay Vinod Sharma said on Tuesday.

Lakshay Vinod Sharma addressing a press conference, as per GNS said that Police Station Hajin received information on November 23, 2023 from reliable sources regarding illegal trafficking of Rohingya women and their sale to various people in the area in lieu for money by marrying them.

“The act is criminality on two counts, first is the illegal infiltration of Rohingya women from Bangladeshi refugee camps into India and second their sale as brides that is human trafficking”, he said.

“An FIR was lodged in the said case and a total of five persons arrested”, the police officer said.

“A Rohingya namely Manzoor Alam son of Mohammad Ilyas among the arrested persons turned out to be the kingpin of the entire racket”, he said.

“Two Rohingya women were found to be married and necessary action as per law has been taken while further investigations are underway”, the officer said further. (GNS)

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