Burdwan: Five persons, including three Bangladeshi women, were arrested in West Bengal's Burdwan district for alleged involvement in women trafficking.
Based on a tip off, the five were held when they were about to board a train to Mumbai near the Burdwan Railway Station last night, District Superintendent of Police SMH Mirza said here today.
While the three arrested Bangladeshi women were identified as Taslima Begum, Sahana Bibi and Urmi Bibi, the two local linkmen arrested were Banshidhar Sao and his son Sardapani Sao.
The five had been staying in a rented house at the JN Mitra lane of Burdwan town from where they were working out a plan for trafficking women, Mirza said.
The kingpin of the group was Taslima from whom a Bangladesh passport and pan card and voter identity card of Maharashtra were seized, he said.
The five will be produced in the court later in the day, the SP said.