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Cops shake up Arab sheiks trafficking network


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Cops shake up Arab sheiks trafficking network

2017-10-28 20:55:30

Cops shake up Arab sheiks trafficking network

The News Bureau

An international trafficking racket was busted by the Hyderabad police following the arrest of five Omani nationals, three Qatar nationals, three qazis including chief qazi of Mumbai, four lodge owners and five brokers. The police have also identified more than 35 brokers in Hyderabad alone, of which 25 were women.

The racket was operating allegedly with the support of some ‘politiians’. Parents of minor girls were lured on the pretext of their daughters getting married to rich sheiks and leading a lavish life. But the girls end up getting raped by men who are more than twice their age and in some cases, old enough to be their grandfathers.

Minor girls from Hyderabad are taken to the Gulf nations after being bought and are repeatedly sexually abused and exploited by several men, after a rich sheikh takes his turn with her. This was revealed by the city police commissioner, M Mahender Reddy.

The city police chief also said that the chief qazi of Mumbai, Farid Ahmed Khan, who enjoys respect and influence in India and abroad, acted as kingpin for the trafficking racket. In the instant case, he had prepared forged documents as if the marriages were performed in Mumbai and forged marriage certificates with the stamping of Omani Embassy.

In order to currb the menace, city police made certain suggestions to the minority welfare department that a foreigner must bring a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from his country and that the age gap between the husband and the wife should not be more than ten years.

Police also suggested that the foreigner must apply for permission from the police in writing, with details of the bride, one month before the intended wedding. A sub-inspector or someone above must then be deputed to look into the documents. The police also suggested that the marriage should be held in the presence of MWD or Child Welfare officials. Further, the bridegroom shall deposit Rs 10 lakh in the name of bride to be and treat her on par with his native wife.

“Until and unless all the conditions are met, it will be illegal for any Qazi to conduct the marriage. If a Qazi doesn’t follow these orders, they shall be liable for criminal action under IPC 120 B(Criminal Conspiracy),” the police said.

The police has also asked the Minorities Welfare Department, to issue stricter guidelines for foreign nationals, if they want to marry someone from Hyderabad.Amjed Ullah Khan of the Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) alleged that these incidents were happening right under the noses of the police and politicians. “The AIMIM and its chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who speak on every national issue, are remaining silent now," he accused.

"This is sex tourism under the guise of Nikah, and it has to be stopped. Additionally, even mosques can talk about this issue during their Friday sermons, so that people do not get lured as easily. It is not a lack of awareness, but greed, which is the driving motive in such cases," he added.

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Cops shake up Arab sheiks trafficking network

2017-10-28 20:55:30

The News Bureau

An international trafficking racket was busted by the Hyderabad police following the arrest of five Omani nationals, three Qatar nationals, three qazis including chief qazi of Mumbai, four lodge owners and five brokers. The police have also identified more than 35 brokers in Hyderabad alone, of which 25 were women.

The racket was operating allegedly with the support of some ‘politiians’. Parents of minor girls were lured on the pretext of their daughters getting married to rich sheiks and leading a lavish life. But the girls end up getting raped by men who are more than twice their age and in some cases, old enough to be their grandfathers.

Minor girls from Hyderabad are taken to the Gulf nations after being bought and are repeatedly sexually abused and exploited by several men, after a rich sheikh takes his turn with her. This was revealed by the city police commissioner, M Mahender Reddy.

The city police chief also said that the chief qazi of Mumbai, Farid Ahmed Khan, who enjoys respect and influence in India and abroad, acted as kingpin for the trafficking racket. In the instant case, he had prepared forged documents as if the marriages were performed in Mumbai and forged marriage certificates with the stamping of Omani Embassy.

In order to currb the menace, city police made certain suggestions to the minority welfare department that a foreigner must bring a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from his country and that the age gap between the husband and the wife should not be more than ten years.

Police also suggested that the foreigner must apply for permission from the police in writing, with details of the bride, one month before the intended wedding. A sub-inspector or someone above must then be deputed to look into the documents. The police also suggested that the marriage should be held in the presence of MWD or Child Welfare officials. Further, the bridegroom shall deposit Rs 10 lakh in the name of bride to be and treat her on par with his native wife.

“Until and unless all the conditions are met, it will be illegal for any Qazi to conduct the marriage. If a Qazi doesn’t follow these orders, they shall be liable for criminal action under IPC 120 B(Criminal Conspiracy),” the police said.

The police has also asked the Minorities Welfare Department, to issue stricter guidelines for foreign nationals, if they want to marry someone from Hyderabad.Amjed Ullah Khan of the Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) alleged that these incidents were happening right under the noses of the police and politicians. “The AIMIM and its chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who speak on every national issue, are remaining silent now," he accused.

"This is sex tourism under the guise of Nikah, and it has to be stopped. Additionally, even mosques can talk about this issue during their Friday sermons, so that people do not get lured as easily. It is not a lack of awareness, but greed, which is the driving motive in such cases," he added.