Two Arrested For Alleged Trafficking Of Covid Orphans: Police

SRINAGAR: Police in Awantipora have arrested two persons for alleged trafficking of Covid orphans.

A police spokesman in a statement said that police station Pampore received a written application from Chairperson Child Welfare Committee (CWC) District Pulwama for registration of FIR in an alleged illegal adoption and sale of Covid orphans in Pampore area.

“Accordingly, a case FIR No. 153/2021 relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Pampore and investigation was initiated,” said the spokesman.

“During the preliminary investigation, two accused persons identified as Mohammad  Amin Rather son of Ghulam Mohammad Rather resident of Bemina and  Aijaz Ahmed Dar son of Abdul Hameed Dar resident of Pampore were arrested in the instant case,” he said.

“During the investigation, it came to fore that the arrested duo are running a trust in Samboora, Pampore by the name of Global Welfare Charitable Trust which was established in year 2020,” he added.

“The said trust has been sealed and essential documents/records were also seized. Further investigation in the case is going on and more recoveries are also expected in the case,” said the spokesman.

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