Ahmednagar,date 23 Feb.
A couple were arrested after registering FIR under Immoral trafficking prevention Act for running a racket to supply minors to selected clients for prostitution. Two minor girls aged 13 and 11 years were rescued by our Muktivahini team,yesterday at Shrirampur,60 kms.away from Ahmednagar.
Mrs.Reshma and Mr.Anis Kasim Sayyad were staying near Shrirampur Railway Station.They were taking away minor girls who had either run away from their homes or begging in railway station and forced them into prostitution.
This couple and their activities were watched secretely by our Muktivahini members Smt.Apsara Shaikh,Yashwant Kurapatti,Anil Fulwar,Mrs.Sabera Shaha, smt.Bebi Garad,smt.Sarswati Gangurde. Our team observed that many clients were seen visiting a hut in Gondhavani slum for prostitution deals with Reshma and Kasim. We also noticed that since Sunday evening, the crowd of clients in front of their hut increased. On sending fake customer,it was confirmed that the couple had 2 minor girls aged 13 and 11 years in their custody and were forced to have a sex with elderly customers. Smt.Apsara Shaikh and other Muktivahini members first informed police. After waiting for an hour ,they caught them red handed at night by 10.30 PM. by entering that hut cum brothel. The customers ran away but our team members couragiously held the couple and rescued the 2 frightened girls.
Our team then reached Shrirampur police station and requested to file FIR under PITA. Police inspector Modiraj, DYSP Sunil Kadasane investigated the matter. It was found in investigation that these girls were originally from Uruli Kanchan (Pune Dist.) And Kurduwadi ( dist.Solapur). Also we came to know that the arrested couple have been supplying girls to customers at various locations including Pune,shirdi, and Kopergaon.
The rescued minor girls are now in a safe rehabilitation center and the couple have been taken into Police custody.