A young Nepalese woman allegedly involved in trafficking of girls to Kuwait via Delhi on the basis of forged documents was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport here this past week.

The IGI Airport police had recently received complaints about two girls suspected to be travelling on forged Nepalese passports. Based on the complaints, the police registered a case and took up investigations. Enquiries revealed that the forged documents had allegedly been arranged by one Kavita (27), who operated from Outer Delhi. The police zeroed in the suspect and arrested her on Sunday. They claim to have seized several documents, forged nationality-cum-character authentication papers and progressive serial number stamp of the Nepalese Home Ministry from the accused.

During interrogation, Kavita purportedly disclosed that during a visit to Kuwait, she came across an event-cum-placement agency with which she entered into an agreement to supply young Nepalese girls. She then returned to India and started luring Nepalese girls on the pretext of getting them lucrative jobs in Kuwait.

Kavita allegedly charged Rs.50,000 per girl and also got commission from the placement agency for providing manpower. She allegedly forged passports to facilitate the travel of her clients. The police found that she used to change her hide-out frequently to evade detection.

Earlier this month, the IGI Airport police had arrested four Nepalese nationals, including two women, for their alleged involvement in human trafficking. The women were allegedly operating as agents for trafficking people from Nepal to Afghanistan via India.

During the operation, the police had allegedly seized a pen-drive containing a list of 125 passengers and some scanned visa application forms from one of them. The gang had sent several Nepalese nationals to Dubai and Kabul on forged experience certificates and other papers.

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