The Banashankari police have arrested a person who was allegedly trafficking girls from Manipur by luring them with decent jobs and forcing them to work as domestic helps in the city .

The accused, identified as Sanaulla, who is married to a Manipuri girl, used her in the racket to make quick money. The racket came to light last month when two of the victims managed to contact the Kuki students Association in the city alleging torture and confinement.

The association later sought the help of Praja Rajakiya Vedike (PRV), a city based NGO last month and succeeded in rescuing the girls.

He is booked under human trafficking Act and SC, ST Atrocity Act. He has also been booked under bonded labour Act and cheating case, the police said.

“We have remanded Sanaulla in judicial custody and questioned Gaurav Gupta, a businessman who had employed one of the victims as domestic help.

Further investigations are on to ascertain whether Sanaulla was involved in similar cases,” the Banashankari police said.