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Man accused of human trafficking in Jharkhand held from Bihar

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Press Trust of India  |  Bhagalpur (Bihar) 

A police team from Jharkhand arrested a person here on Thursday for allegedly running a human trafficking racket through a couple of NGOs which he operated along with his wife.

Rohit Muni, a resident of Kahalgaon sub-division in the district, was arrested by the police team from Simdega in the neighbouring state, Sub Divisional Police Officer Dilnawaz Ahmed said.

He said Rohit carried a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head and had been absconding ever since a Simdega court had issued an arrest warrant against him in 2013.

His wife Prabha Muni, a resident of Uttarkhand, too carried a reward of Rs 25,000 on her head but she was arrested from Punjabi Bagh locality of Delhi in September this year, the SDPO said.

He said the couple ran two NGOs - Sampoorn Gharelu Kaamgaar Sarvekshan Evam Utthan Samiti and Sampoorn Adivasi Sanskritik Utthan Manch - and they have been accused of having "sold" a number of tribal girls from Jharkhand after taking them to metro cities with the promise of getting them "job placements".

The SDPO also said the couple was known to have close ties with a number of political leaders and bureaucrats in Jharkhand and Delhi and they were fond of flaunting their photographs with distinguished people on the social media.

Rohit has, meanwhile, been taken to Simdega by the police team which obtained a transit remand from a magistrate here.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 20:50 IST