Human-Trafficking racket busted in India

August 1, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Human Trafficking Solved in India with iCognative by Brainwave Science


19 girls- 16 of whom are from Nepal, who were part of a human trafficking racket were rescued from Maidan Garhi in New Delhi by Varanasi Crime Branch with the support of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) team.

It is suspected that the young women had been trafficked to India on the pretext of employment and were sent to middle-east countries, Kuwait and Iraq, as part of a human-trafficking syndicate. Police also found 68 Indian and Nepali passports in the raid.

Based on a tip-off, Varanasi Crime Branch and Delhi Police’s Special Cell jointly raided a flat where the victims were believed to be kept hidden. Three men – Pavan Khurana from Hisar, Kathmandu’s Shahvin Shah and Ghazipur’s Rajendra aka Rajan – were arrested on charges of being involved in the crime.

According to police officials, the gang had been operating in Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur and in several parts of UP for last five years and may have already sent 1000 girls to middle-east countries as part of the human trafficking racket. They operate by keeping the girls in three different rooms in the same flat before sending them to Arab countries in batches. Once a shipment was sent, traffickers brought in in other girls from different parts of the country and from Nepal as part of the new batch.

Cops suspect more people to be involved and are probing to bring the guilty to the book.


Human Trafficking has truly grown into a global threat to vulnerable men, women, and children worldwide. It is an injustice that affects millions of people every year on every continent. Human trafficking is a highly organized and lucrative business, generating 150 billion USD per year. According to the International Labor Organization, approximately 21 million individuals are victims of human trafficking worldwide.

India’s efforts to protect victims of trafficking aren’t adequate. In today’s technological environment, traffickers often find their victims online, through social media channels like Facebook and more. The prime challenge for Anti-trafficking force is to collect quality and authentic intelligence sufficient to determine and disassemble complex webs inhuman trafficking.  The law enforcement agencies involved in catching traffickers deserve the best technology available to ensure no opportunities of investigations are missed and maximum number of innocent lives are rescued.

So which powerful advanced intelligence collection solution can empower Law Enforcement in dismantling the human trafficking syndicate?

Why iCognative?

Did you ever imagine that rather than relying on testimonies/accounts of victims or suspects, the investigators could rely on human brains? iCognative by Brainwave Science is best positioned to mitigate the complex security risks facing the world today. This innovative security solution can aid authorities across a wide range of domains, supporting them in fighting criminal activities.  iCognative is quite suited to bring a resolution in complicated cases of human trafficking.

iCognative empowers law enforcement in gaining valuable and critical information about trafficking from a reliable and accurate source: the human brain. The technology provides a 99.9% accurate identification of a trafficker by detecting concealed information in his/her brain. Unlike time-consuming interrogation techniques and recurring false tips from informants, iCognative guarantees a high success rate in generating quality leads at an unprecedented faster rate.

iCognative test can be conducted on all three arrested suspects to determine what degree suspects were involved in a trafficking case, what information the perpetrator is concealing regarding trafficking ring, and whether a suspect/victim has any other incriminating information connected to other crimes. To conduct a 45-minute iCognative test, a test case needs to be built in which an investigator will input known as well as confidential information about the sex trafficking case. Both known and confidential information is used as stimuli to input into the iCognative system in the form of words, phrases or pictures (depending on the available form). Considering trafficking situation, law enforcement can use information such as the existing member of the trafficking ring; who traded the victims; the number of victims involved; details of victims sent abroad; social media account; bank accounts as inputs into the iCognative system to conduct the test on arrested suspects.

iCognative system collects brain responses to each stimulus while flashing stimulus to each suspect/victim and all these responses are analyzed at end of the test by sophisticated algorithms to determine if the information under question is present or absent in the brain of the suspect.

With the support of iCognative technology, Indian police can find missing links and new leads that will advance their investigations against Human Trafficking. By matching testimonies of suspects, victims, or witnesses with readily intelligence available, this innovative forensic technology offers a 100% success rate that law enforcement needs for present scenario.