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8 women rescued during raid at Paharganj hotel, claims DCW

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Commission for Women (DCW) Thursday claimed it conducted a raid at a hotel in central Delhi's and rescued eight Nepali women from there.

However, police said it was not a case of human trafficking, and the women have not alleged exploitation or abuse.

"This is not a case of human trafficking, so no question of rescue arises. No offence is made out based on the inquiry done so far," said of

The commission claimed it received a tipoff from an which informed that some Nepali women were being kept in a hotel in and were being trafficked to Gulf countries.

"along with members and conducted the raid with the assistance of the Police and found these eight Nepali girls, who were rescued," the women panel said in a statement.

Police said the women's statements were recorded in the presence of officials from the and the

All are aged above 20 years. They are being sent to short stay home provided by the NGO, Randhawa said.

"All women have valid documents. Identification documents required as per the law have been taken by the hotel," he said.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 21:45 IST