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39 Nepali women rescued in early morning raid in New Delhi

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New Delhi – The Delhi Police rescued 39 women trafficked from Nepal in Wednesday early morning raid at a hotel in central Delhi. In the past one week, 34 Nepalese women have been rescued in joint operations by Delhi Police and the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

The incident comes on the heels of a similar operation carried out by the Delhi and Varanasi police on Tuesday, where 18 Nepalese women, who claimed they were being trafficked to Gulf countries were rescued from a house in southwest district. And others 16 Nepalese women were rescued from a residence in the same district, who are brought here by agents on the false pretext of providing jobs but were to be trafficked to Gulf countries.

Regarding Tuesday’s incident, both Delhi Police and Varanasi SSP Sureshrao A Kulkarni said the women were to be trafficked to Gulf countries and 68 passports were also recovered. “We received information about some Nepalese women being confined in a house in Varanasi last week. but when we reached, the women had already been shifted. One accused, Jai Singh, was arrested.

The Varanasi SSP had further said the age of the rescued women were between 22 and 25 years.

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