Criminal behind human trafficking and migrant smuggling have been hit hard in an operation coordinated by The Crime Branch, Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) of Kolkata Police.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper gathered that one Dipu Manadal was arrested at the Kolkata Airport. The accused is said to be in the business of bringing young women from Bangladesh giving them false promises of working abroad in the areas of childcare, housekeeping, waitress and the hotel or entertainment industries.
The suspect is said to be an international women trafficker, when he brings the women from Bangladesh, he then move them to other countries. Contact with women traffickers across the border was deep. He has earned crores of rupees by trafficking in women.
The Daily Vendor learnt Dipu was caught at the Kolkata airport while trafficking two of his victims, Bangladeshi girls to Bangalore. We learnt that he has also trafficked women to Canada and Dubai.
According to CID sources, six months ago Indian Border Security Forces rescued a Bangladeshi girl from the India – Bangladesh International Border area. It is learned that she was brought to the state to get a job in Canada. The women said that she was supposed to get the job through a person named Dipu. Two Bangladeshi women traffickers took her to a border broker and somehow through brokers she crossed the border and came inside India. That’s when the young woman was rescued.
From the said incident, the name of women trafficking Kingpin Dipu came to the knowledge of CID. The operatives started their investigation and got information that Dipu is running this illegal business in a corporate style. During the trafficking, he used to arrange for the victims to travel by plane and used to arrange the victim’s staying in good hotels. The CID also tracked Dipu’s phone calls where it has come to their knowledge that Dipu used to call Bangladesh from time to time. He also receives regular phone calls from across the border.
The Officers came to know that two young women from Bangladesh will come to Dipu in the last week of August. Dipu will create their fake proofs of their Indian citizenship and both the Bangladeshi girls will be trafficked to another Indian city Bengaluru. The flight ticket number of Dipu was tracked by CID and it was learned that two women will also go to Bangalore with him. The CID team reached the airport premises today and as soon as Dipu entered the Airport with two Bangladeshi females, the operatives arrested him.
The two Bangladeshi girls were also rescued. CID officials carried out continuous inspections at all the border checkpoints and airports as well as at hotspots identified through intelligence and investigations.
Upon interrogating Dipu, the officers found out that poor or divorced beautiful women are the main targets. They are being brought from various places like Nadia District and North 24 Parganas near India –Bangladesh international border and then trafficked. Dipu also trafficked women in Canada and Dubai too.
According to the CID, Dipu used to get Rs 15-20 lakh per young woman. The amount of money would vary according to the women’s age. In just a few years, Dipu has become the owner of a huge amount of property. It is learned that he has luxurious houses and lands in several places. The number of houses and flats is six. Aside that, he has expensive cars too. Investigators have even found out that Dipu has kept the money earned by trafficking women in different places.
Women traffickers like Dipu employ a variety of control tactics, the most common include physical and emotional abuse and threats, isolation from friends and family, and economic abuse. They make promises aimed at addressing the needs of their target in order to impose control.