GUWAHATI, Dec 2 - Four minor girls from Assam, who were allegedly molested, were among six victims freed from Shivaji Enclave in Delhi late last night, said Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) activists who took part in the rescue operation along with the anti-trafficking unit of the Delhi Police.
The owner of a placement agency was also arrested in this connection.
Confirming the development, the Assam Police said that it would get in touch with its counterparts in Delhi.
BBA director and spokesperson Rakesh Senger said that the investigation began in Assam recently when Maya (names changed) filed a complaint about her missing and trafficked sister (Pooja) to the BBA. After having received the complaint in the Udalguri district of Assam, police started probing the crime.
�Maya, who was herself trafficked by the same local trafficker, somehow managed to free herself two years back and was lucky enough to return home. Since reaching�Udalguri, she has been trying to get to the trafficker so that she could free her sister,� Senger said.
The victims were working as domestic labourers in various houses of the Capital.
�One Munna Choudhary, who owns an illegal placement agency in Shivaji Enclave, was located by BBA activists with the help of Assam and Delhi police. Three girls and two boys were rescued from the spot, while Pooja was rescued later in the evening,� Senger stated.
The children, aged between 12 and 18 years, were working as domestic labourers in Delhi for the past 3 years. �Munna Choudhary was arrested and it was he who later revealed Pooja�s location,� Senger added.
Incidents of trafficking of children, adolescent girls and women have gone up in Udalguri and young girls and boys of poor families are often trafficked by middlemen promising handsome salary.