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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    Biswanath police unearth child trafficking ring, rescues 4 minors, arrests 5

    Prime accused Ashish Panika, Jusna Deori and Damodhar Deori were arrested and brought on Police remand for 3 days

    Guwahati: In a major police operation, Biswanath police rescued four minor victims last week and arrested five accused persons in connection with 3 different criminal cases of Behali PS.

    The two arrested persons namely Ifran Khan (20) son of Md. Gafar Khan of the village- Dakhin Moran Gaon under Behali police station and another minor accused of the same village have already been interrogated and forwarded to judicial custody.

    As per police reports, they were involved in kidnapping of two victims from Behali PS area and handing them over to another accused namely Ashish Panika alias Babu (28), son of Late Falu Panika, village- Mikir Sang (Dufflagarh) under PS- Gohpur.

    Ashish Panika has also been arrested and during interrogation he confessed that he handed over the kidnapped kids to the following couple of Gohpur namely Jusna Deori (28) and her husband Damodar Deori (48) of village- Chatrang Nepali Gaon, PS- Gohpur.

    Police team raided their house in Gohpur and recovered one minor victim from their house.

    Ashish Panika, Jusna Deori and Damodhar Deori were arrested and brought on Police remand for 3 days.

    Based on their confessions, the remaining two victims were recovered from Hollongi area of Papum Pare District of Arunachal Pradesh.

    The team also recovered another minor of Dakhin Moran Gaon village, Behali from same area.

    Notably, the operation was conducted by the team of Biswanath Police under the aegis of Inspector Risheswar Saikia, CI, Behali and SI Kamal Baro, OC, Behali.

    With inputs from : Sayanika Deka (TIME8 Biswanath Correspondent)

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