Monday, October 18, 2010

4 Mizo girls rescued from Goa beauty parlour


AIZAWL, Oct 14 – Mizoram police has sought production warrant from a local court to bring the owner of a beauty parlour in Goa to Aizawl who allegedly tried to force four Mizo girls into prostitution, police said.
Three persons were arrested in Aizawl and five in Goa in this connection and the police were still searching for one of the main accused who is absconding, Superintendent of Police of Aizawl, Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said.
Four Mizo girls, working in the beauty parlour since early September were asked to comply with the sexual overtures of their customers, he said.
The girls, who were hired by a man called Vanlalruati and some other persons, were told that they would work as beauticians in the beauty parlour in Goa. However, later they were asked to become prostitutes, Khiangte said, adding, they were smuggled out from their workplace by a Mizo boy working in Goa and were later helped by Goa police.
Arrangements were being made for their return to Mizoram through the Women and Child Welfare Commission of Goa, he said, adding that six Naga girls were also rescued by the Goa police from the same beauty parlour. – PTI

Manipur outfit chairman arrested, flown to Delhi


The United National Liberation Front (UNLF) on Saturday confirmed the arrest of its chairman R.K Meghen alias R.K Sana Yaima. Meghen’s capture by a ‘joint team of Indian and Bangladeshi security personnel’ was reported four days ago. But it was in the realm of speculation until the UNLF’s confirmation. The UNLF is arguably the most potent militant outfit in Manipur. The arrest of the elusive Meghen is expected to cripple the outfit of some 6,000 fighters.
In an email communique, UNLF vice-chairman Kh. Pambei said Meghen was arrested on September 29 from Lalmatia area under Mohammadpur police station in Dhaka by officials of the Research and Analysis Wing and Bangladeshi intelligence.
“He was returning to where he was putting up in Dhaka in his own vehicle bearing registration number Dhaka Metro G-17-0716 when some security personnel in civvies and in uniform signalled him to stop just 10 minutes away from his place,” said Pambei.
Other members of the UNLF in Dhaka subsequently lodged an FIR at the Mohammadpur police station, added Pambei. “After detention in Bangladesh for 10 days, Meghen was taken to New Delhi in an Indian flight.”
The UNLF demanded Delhi should come clean on Meghen’s arrest and disclose his whereabouts. It termed the arrest as “an act of terrorism”.