Ahmednagar 6th August 2005
A 15 years minor girl was rescued from the gang of pimps and suppliers late last night. A case is registered against the criminals under the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act 1986. Kamal (Name changed) was brought to Ahmednagar for domestic work by Prakash Lagad & Manda, the members of the trafficking
gang from Pune district 15 days ago. The poor landless labourer's family was assured the Kamal also be benefited by the opportunity of education. On the next day Kamal was transferred to one flat on pipeline rode in north side of Ahmednagar city. She was beaten badly, threatened to harass her parents & finally the pimps forced her in prostitution. The gang was supplying the girls on mobile calls to various lodges and private premises. The girls are getting only food & shelter while the gang was earning thousand of Rs. everyday.
The information received by one of the Snehalaya' worker (prostitute) that she has seen a minor girl in one of the lodges in a worst condition & seeking the help for rescue. Snehalaya's muktivahini contacted the additional police chief Mr.B.G.Shekhare to help in rescue mission but he was out of station. The remaining police team was busy in the other work like help in the flood areas ect. The muktivahini do not want to take any risk as there is a suspectable threat of HIV/AIDS. The team member Anil Gawade, Dyneshwar Bhapkar, Sachin Kale & Ajay Kale contacted the pimp, Prakash & demanded the girl. The trafficker was given 1000 Rs. in one of the hotels on pipeline road & later muktivahini team went to hotel Ashoka on Ahmednagar – Aurangabad road. There a room was booked & the pimps were offered food & liquor as per their demand. Then Sachin Kale engaged the pimps while others ran away towards Kotwali police station with rescued Kamal.Then the team of local crime branch was brought to the Ashoka hotel & arrested the pimps by the muktivahini. Later a case was registered against the pimps. Kamal is in the Govt. hospital for different verifications.
The child welfare committee was informed by muktivahini. The Snhelaya met the senior police officials today & demanded the detailed inquiry of the traffickers as they have kept few other girls for the flesh trade. Snehalaya is keeping close eye on the handling of the case.