Four Bangladeshis arrested for running sex racket

Police on Thursday arrested four Bangladeshi nationals for allegedly running a flesh trade racket and rescued seven alleged Bangladeshi sex workers.

Hyderabad: Police on Thursday arrested four Bangladeshi nationals for allegedly running a flesh trade racket and rescued seven alleged Bangladeshi sex workers.

Acting on credible information, Police Commissioner's Task Force (East Zone) team raided two brothels run under the limits of Amberpet and Nallakunta police stations, nabbed its organisers and rescued seven sex workers from Bangladesh, who were forcibly drawn into the flesh trade, according to an official police release issued here today.

The kingpin Abdul Bariq Shaikh, a native of Jasoor district in Bangladesh, along with his wife as well as accomplice Anjumara, besides one Burhan, who supplied women from Bangladesh and one Janilabdin, who is another Bangladeshi accomplice, were all arrested along with a customer called Gopala Krishna, it said.

Abdul Bariq Shaikh allegedly ran brothels with the help of his wife as well as accomplice Anjumara by procuring women from Bangladesh and various places in India with the help of Burhan by paying him around Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 for each woman.

Shaikh appointed Mafijur Biswas and Janilabdin, who are both Bangladeshi nationals, as assistants to escort to his brothels, the release said, adding, that Mafijur Biswas is absconding.

The release stated that the Bangladeshi girls were deceitfully brought to India by Burhan, by illegally crossing the Indo-Bangladesh border without any valid documents and promising them employment in the garments industry.

Later, he brought them to Hyderabad where he allegedly handed over them to brothels run by Abdul Bareq Shaikh.

Those arrested have been handed over to the Amberpet Police Station House Officer for necessary action, the statement said.  

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