While Indian Rescue Mission (IRM) was on an investigation in Mumbra, they gathered intel about a lady named Rizwan running a sex business in the area and established a contact with her two weeks prior to Operation Jarul.
Soon after, one of Rizwan’s agents asked IRM to come to Mumbra. She sent them two photographs of the girls and IRM responded they needed both girls and she agreed to it.
Then, they informed an officer about their intel at the social service branch/anti-human trafficking cell. IRM met at his office to make a pre-trap plan with his team: a decoy would be sent to the brothel to do the transaction. ₹15,000 ($230) was demanded for the younger girl.
The raid was fifteen kilometers away from the social service branch office. IRM and the police proceeded towards the brothel in different vehicles and then stayed in a spot some distance away and out of sight.
Contact was again made with the agent, who let them come in. The decoy customer from IRM along with two IRM team members went to the brothel and then paid the money to the brothel owner.
Once the transaction was done, the decoy was sent with the girl inside the room. Then the decoy signaled an IRM team member and the raiding team went inside the brothel. Inside the brothel they found two traffickers and two girls.
One of the girls’ traffickers was her own aunt. The trafficker brought this girl without the consent of her parents and then offered her to customers. The girl said her aunt told her, “We are going to a place to meet a friend and you sit with the friend in the bedroom for fifteen minutes”. The girl had no idea what was happening to her.
After the two girls were rescued, cash was recovered and sexual paraphernalia and other documents were seized. Complaints were registered against these two traffickers and they were arrested.
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There has been a lot of good work going on in India lately. If you missed the update about Operation Giant Squirrel, you can learn more about how 2 survivors were rescued and 3 traffickers were arrested in a hotel here.
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