Two persons involved in alleged trafficking of Covid orphans arrested in Pampore: Police

Say trust run by duo also seized, further investigation going on

Say trust run by duo also seized, further investigation going on

Srinagar, Dec 02 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir police on said that two persons allegedly involved in trafficking of Covid orphans have been arrested from Samboor area of Pampore, while office of the trust being run by them was also sealed.

An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that after media reports of Covid orphans being offered for adoption against monitory considerations by some individuals outside Jammu and Kashmir, a probe was launched and an instant case was also registered in this regard.

He said that further, Police Station Pampore received a written application from chairperson Child Welfare Committee (CWC) District Pulwama for registration of FIR in the instant case. 

“Acting swiftly, Police Station Pampore registered a case FIR No 153 of 2021 on Wednesday under relevant sections of law. During preliminary investigation two accused were identified and arrested,” he said.

The accused have been identified as Mohammad Amin Rather son of Ghulam Mohammad Rather of Bemina and Aijaz Ahmed Dar son of Abdul Hameed Dar of Pampore.

The official said that the duo were running a trust in Samboora area of Pampore by the name of Global Welfare Charitable Trust.

He said that the trust has been sealed, while the background of the Trust is also being ascertained by the Police and further investigation is going on. (KNS)

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