Delhi: 74 women rescued from GB Road

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 00:13

New Delhi: 58 women and 16 girls were on Monday
rescued by a joint team of Andhra Pradesh and Delhi police
during a raid in the capital`s red-light area GB Road.

The raid was conducted based on a complaint that a group
of women from Andhra Pradesh were forcibly confined in
brothels in the area.

"An FIR was registered by the Andhra Pradesh police in
July last year. The FIR was based on a complaint of a girl who
ran away from GB Road. She had disclosed to them that there
are other women who are forcibly kept at the red-light area,"
Additional Commissioner of Police (Central District), DC
Srivastava, said.

According to police, among the 74 females, which include
16 minors, 15 are from Andhra Pradesh and the rest belong to
states such as Maharashtra, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

The Andhra Pradesh police team will be taking back the
women from their state, who were forcibly confined at GB Road,
officials said, adding no arrests have been made so far.

The minor girls will be produced before the Child Welfare
Committee (CWC), they said.


First Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 00:13
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