IMPHAL, Sept 10 - Eight girls from Manipur who were trafficked to Myanmar�s Yangon town have been rescued with the intervention of Government of Manipur, according to official sources.
�These girls from Churachandpur made a distress call to the office of SP, Churachandpur, requesting to rescue them as they are likely to be sent to Thailand or Singapore,� said Additional Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu of Home department in a press note here on Saturday.
�On receiving the information, Home department immediately contacted the Indian Embassy officials in Yangon. With the help of Myanmar police and Indian Embassy officials, all the eight girls were rescued from a hostel located near Yangon Railway station.�
They are now under the protection of Myanmar police and a case has been registered in this regard at Churachandpur women police station, it stated. Two persons have been arrested under Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act 1956.
On September 2, too, Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Churachandpur along with a team of women police Churachandpur rescued three girls (including a minor) who were reportedly being trafficked to South East Asia along the Moreh-Rangoon route, according to police.
The girls lured into jobs and kept at a �clandestine place� in Rangoon, were segregated into two groups as per their looks. They were then given skill training in massage, household and sanitary works, etc., the source said. The police also arrested four traffickers in this connection.