The Assam police have rescued nine girls from Kerala who were trafficked by human traffickers. GP Singh, special DGP of Assam, took to Twitter and informed about the development. GP Swing tweeted, “A total of *09(nine)* victims belonging to Hojai, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Morigaon, and Kamrup (R) districts have been rescued. 02 (two) accused persons namely 1) Muffazul Haque from Hojai 2) Rakbul Hussain from Nagaon have been arrested and being brought to Assam”.
After getting specific information from Hojai Police about the illegal human trafficking racket, a special team of the Assam police comprising 8 police officials went to Kerala on July 13 to rescue them.
According to the authorities, the human trafficking ring is based in Assam, and multiple girls from various districts in the state have been carried to Thampanoor, Kerala.
In Assam, 201 human trafficking instances were reported in 2019, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). After Maharashtra (282 cases) and Andhra Pradesh, the state came in third in the country (245 cases).