Human Trafficking ring of Husband and Wife busted in Delhi and Jharkhand, India

September 24, 2018 | Brainwave Science


A forty-two-year-old woman was arrested in New Delhi for supposed involvement in Human Trafficking. The defendant, Prabha Muni, and her husband, Rohit Muni, allegedly ran an organization that lured ladies with false guarantees of employment and sold them off.

New Delhi’s police informed on Sunday, that lady allegedly concerned in human trafficking and carrying a souvenir of Rs. 25,000 was arrested in west Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area.

Police has aforesaid that they were acting on a tip-off and arrested Prabha Muni on the weekday, whereas the woman’s husband (identified as Rohit Muni), who is a co-accused and carries cash reward on his arrest, is still absconding. Throughout the investigation, it turned out that the defendant used to lure ladies to their organization with false guarantees of obtaining them jobs as housemaids in the city, a senior law officer aforesaid. According to police officers, in 2013 three girls, aged between 13 to 14 years, were allegedly trafficked to Delhi from Jharkhand by a placement agency on the pretext of getting them jobs with good earnings. A case was then registered in Jharkhand on the basis of the girl’s statement. Prabha Muni and her husband Rohit were identified as main accused,” said a police officer.

According to Hindustan Times, “The couple was running the trafficking ring under the garb of social work. They were in touch with placement agencies in Delhi for which they used to transport minor girls from rural areas of Jharkhand. Jharkhand police has been informed and their involvement in other cases is yet to be ascertained. They will be jointly interrogated once the Jharkhand police officials arrive,” the officer said.


According to global surveys, human trafficking is the third largest organized crime violating basic human rights. The Australia-based human rights group The Walk Free Foundation’s 2016 Global Slavery Index points out that at a whopping 18.35 million, India leads the global tally for adults and children trapped in modern slavery. Thousands of women and children are trafficked within India as well as well as neighboring Nepal and Bangladesh. Some are enticed from villages and towns with false promises of gainful employment in the cities, while a large number of them are forcefully abducted by traffickers.

The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Ms. Maneka Gandhi on July 18, 2018. The National Investigation Agency, the country’s premier body combating terror, will perform the task of national anti-trafficking bureau. A Rehabilitation Fund is also being created to provide relief to the affected irrespective of criminal proceedings initiated against the accused or the outcome thereof. This new proposition has been whole heartedly welcomed by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi who said, “It’s a victory of the 1.2 million people who participated in 11,000 km long Bharat Yatra (India March) for this demand.  The Bill is still pending but needs to be urgently converted into law of the land as the victims cannot wait.



India’s National Security Agency (NIA), a premier anti-terror organization acts as the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency and if this added responsibility of investigations on human trafficking is added to the list of investigations, NIA would need to be prepared and ready on day one to take this humongous challenge of a tackling highly organized crime involving interstate gangs. To address this problem iCognative by Brainwave Science can surely come in handy for law enforcement agencies in India.

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Main Source: NDTV
Hindustan Times

Image Source: Satyarthi Foundation