SUKKUR: The police claim to have arrested a gang that was allegedly involved in kidnapping women from Punjab and Sindh and forcing them into prostitution.
The police raided a house near Basic Health Unit Babarloi late Tuesday night after receiving a tip-off and arrested two men and three women. Aneesur Rehman Jatoi, whose house it was, reportedly managed to escape along with a kidnapped woman. Her minor child remained in the house.
Those arrested were identified as Allah Dad Chohan and his wife Shah Bano, Ali Asghar Rajput, Asha and Sana.
The Babarloi police registered a case against the five under sections 371-A and 371-B of the Pakistan Penal Code, which deal with selling and buying people and forcing them into the sex trade. On Wednesday, those arrested were presented before the civil judge Pir Jo Goth. The court recorded their statements and gave a 14-day police custody remand to the three women and a three-day police custody remand for the men.
SHO Babarloi Ghulam Sarwar Deho told The Express Tribune that Allah Dad Chohan was allegedly notorious for kidnapping women from Punjab and Sindh and forcing them into prostitution. Rehman was reportedly a ‘customer’ who had bought the woman who was kidnapped from Lahore. He said raids were under way to capture the two.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2012.
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