Delhi: CBI rescues minor forced into sex trade

A 14-year-old girl from Darjeeling who was brought to Delhi and forced into prostitution was rescued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this month, an official said Tuesday.

New Delhi: A 14-year-old girl from Darjeeling who was brought to Delhi and forced into prostitution was rescued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this month, an official said Tuesday.

The girl was missing from Darjeeling since November 2011 and was brought to the capital on the pretext of getting her a job. Instead, she was forced into prostitution.

"The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the CBI received information this month about the missing girl. After intensive search operations, we rescued the girl from Munirka (south Delhi) Feb 22," said a CBI official.

A criminal case has been registered to bring the culprits to book. However, no arrests have been made yet. The CBI said that further investigation were on.

According to the investigative agency, since January 2012, one unit in the CBI`s Special Crime Zone has been dedicated as the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit which is responsible for collecting, collating and analyzing data on kidnapping and abduction cases from across the country.

"Any person giving information leading to arrest and criminal action against any such gang would be rewarded with up to Rs.2 lakh," said the official.

"People having inputs about such gangs can call on our helpline - 011-24368638," added the official.

IANS

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