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Two persons held for human trafficking; three girls rescued

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Panaji: A man and a woman were today arrested for alleged human trafficking for prostitution, and three girls were rescued from their trap, police said today.

In an overnight operation, Porvorim police nabbed Pravin Parab (27), working as a pump operator with state Water Resources department, and Sajjiya Khan (27), who belongs to Mumbai, Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi, who led the investigation, told PTI.

“A raid was conducted after sending decoy customers, who contacted Parab. When he arrived at designated place with the girls, he was arrested,” he said.

Three girls, two hailing from Karnataka and another from Mumbai, were rescued and sent to protection home, he said.

A case has been registered against the duo under relevant sections of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, he said, adding further investigation is on.

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