CBI FILES CHARGESHEET AGAINST FIVE ACCUSED IN A CASE RELATING TO ALLEGED SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR GIRL

Press Release
New Delhi , 19.06.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet in the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Delhi under various sections of IPC and the Immoral Traffic(Prevention) Act, 1956 against five accused for alleged sexual exploitation of a minor girl of Darjeeling (West Bengal).

 

            A case was registered by Anti Human Trafficking Unit of CBI on an information from Darjeeling(West Bengal) based NGO that one 14 year old girl was missing from Darjeeling since November, 2011. After intensive search operation at various places and special technical methods, CBI recovered the girl from Munirka, New Delhi on February 22, 2012.

 

            The investigation revealed that girl was brought to Delhi by a boy on the pretext of providing her a job in Delhi. After bringing her to Delhi, the girl was allegedly abused by various persons/touts at different locations in Delhi as the victim was helpless and without any support system in Delhi. During investigation, three such touts were traced at Munirka, Shakarpur and Lajpat Nagar at Delhi and were arrested. The premises which were used by these accused persons for prostitution were also sealed.

 

            After thorough investigation, a chargesheet was filed by the CBI.

 

            During searches conducted in this case, two more instances of exploitation of minor girls for sexual exploitation came to light for which two separate cases have been registered.

 

            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

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