Nine women being trafficked illegally to Gulf countries via India have been held, along with two brokers, from Gaur on Thursday.
The women were spotted by an NGO ‘Sana Haatharu’ near the Indo-Nepal border in Gaur. They were heading towards India in two tanga (local means of transportation).
The individuals were later handed over to police for further investigation and actions.
The brokers under police custody have been identified as Tej Kumar Shrestha and Sanu Chepang, both hailing from Chitwan district. They have admitted that the women were being trafficked to Kuwait and Oman illegally from India.
Two of the women – Kumari Majhi and Puja Thapa – told police that they were lured by cheaper costs to travel to Gulf via India’s route. According to police, Majhi and Thapa have previous experience of working in Gulf countries.
It has been learnt that the passports and other documents of all the women have already been shipped to India, said police Inspector Ram Kewal Chaudhary.
The other women rescued are – Santoshi Rewati (20) of Kathmandu, Sarita Chaudhary (35) and Sita Pariyar (22) of Dang, Bishnu Maya Gurung and Kanchhimaya Tamang (22) of Chitwan – among others.
“The women will be handed over to their respective family members,” said DSP Bhim Dhakal of the District Police Office. According to him, the brokers will be prosecuted by the law.