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Police team to bring back Naga girls
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, OCT 13 (NPN):
Published on 14 Oct. 2010 12:36 AM IST
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Confirming that six Naga girls have been rescued by Goa police from a beauty parlour in Porvorim, Goa, the SP Dimapur Z.Mero today said he has been directed by the Nagaland DGP to depute a police team to bring back home the rescued local girls.
Talking to newsmen here at his office chamber Wednesday evening, SP Dimapur Z.Mero said a joint police team, involving personnel of Women Cell, would be sent to Goa October 15 to bring back the girls.
Disclosing that all the rescued girls were currently under the protective care of Goa women and child development department, the SP said no physical harm was inflicted upon the girls and that all of them were safe.
Goa police October 9, on raiding Lotus Beauty Parlour, rescued 11 girls including six Naga girls and arrested five persons on charges of trafficking.
Among the arrested, Goa police had identified the owner of that parlour one Shanta a.k.a Laxmi Mishra as the kingpin, besides four of her men.
SP Dimapur said all the arrested were under police custody, adding further investigation was on.
Earlier, reports said the girls were trafficked to Goa with a promise to get work in a beauty parlour and then forced into the flesh trade.
Mishra had agents who would hire girls from North Eastern states and then traffic them to Goa for the flesh trade, police stated. The incident was exposed when three Mizo girls had called their relatives in Mizoram and spilled the beans.
PTI adds: Mizoram police has sought production warrant to bring the owner of a beauty parlour in Goa to Aizawl who allegedly tried to force four Mizo girls into prostitution, police sources said here today.
Superintendent of Police of Aizawl, Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said three persons were arrested in Aizawl and five persons in Goa in this connection and the police were still searching for one of the main accused who was still absconding.
He said that four Mizo girls, working in the beauty parlour since early September were asked to comply with the sexual overtures of their customers.
The four girls were hired by a man called Vanlalruati and others who promised them jobs in the beauty parlour in Goa as beauticians but were asked to become prostitutes, he said, adding that they were smuggled out from their work place by a Mizo boy working in Goa and were later helped by Goa police. Arrangements were being made for their return to Mizoram through the Women and Child Welfare Commission of Goa, he said, adding that six Naga girls were also rescued by the Goa police from the same beauty parlour.
Meanwhile, on asking if there were any initiatives from the state police to book the culprits, the SP Dimapur Z.Mero said since there has been no FIR registered with Nagaland police it could not do anything
He, however, asserted that state police would certainly pursue the case once official complaint was lodged from the aggrieved party.
Further, the SP has informed any concerned members to contact his office if they wanted to know the details and identity of six rescued girls.

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