44 human traffickers arrested, 39 rescued by Telangana Police

Hyderabad: As many as 44 alleged human traffickers involved in a sex racket were arrested and 39 women, including eight minors, rescued from Maharashtra’s Chandrapur by Crime Investigation Department (CID) wing of the Telangana Police.

A Satyanarayan, additional DG (CID) today said the sleuths conducted raids in the neighbouring state on July 22. All the accused were sent to judicial custody by a local court yesterday.

“Out of the 44 traffickers, 30 are women. Seven boys were also found assisting the traffickers in the brothel house. They were handed over to the Maharashtra Police,” Satyanarayan told reporters in a press conference.

The police official said two accused are still at large.

Replying to a query, he said the department has sent a proposal to the government for setting up anti-human trafficking units in each district of the state. Currently, there are three units in these states.