Allegations of human trafficking on Fake travel agent and Punjab Police Officer

A travel agent identified as Rahul, a resident of New Amritsar, used to lure women to work in Arab countries as a domestic help and allegedly later sold them as sex slaves.Rahul’s name came to light when a Ferozepur-based woman was rescued with an intervention of Gurjit Aujla, Member of Parliament.The victim had alleged that she was illegally taken to Oman where she was sold as a sex slave..She alleged that there were around 200 women of different nationalities who were forced into prostitution after taking their passports.She said she had met Rahul in February through Paramjit Kaur, a resident Ferozepur, at a local shopping mall.The agent promised to provide her a job as of domestic help and a monthly salary of Rs 30,000. The accused took Rs 55,000 from her. In April she went to Dubai from where she was illegally taken to Oman.Now, the police have registered a case under Sections 420 (cheating), 344 (wrongful confinement), 370 (buying or disposing of a person as slave), 370-A (exploitation of a trafficked person) of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act.

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