The Palghar Police in Maharashtra has arrested a man for allegedly trafficking over 500 girls from Bangladesh and forcing them into flesh trade in Mumbai. Most of the girls were also found with valid documents like Aadhaar cards. The crime branch is also investigating how these documents were made without the victims being Indian residents.
A case of human trafficking has been registered by Palghar police against Mohammad Saidul Shaikh (38) from Manpada in Dombivali area of Thane district. The accused reportedly received ₹1 lakh from "prospective customers" for the girls who were sometimes lured on the pretext of jobs. The accused is from Bangladesh but has been operating in India since 2010.