112 arrested and accused: a message is sent
Updated: Jan 7, 2021
10 years ago, Freedom Firm celebrated its first rescue in Ganga Jamuna. For years our staff strove to ignite police force to rescue children in their red-light area. With many breakthroughs along the way, today police act on our information. On December 10th, they initiated a massive raid in response to our surveillance information. They arrested a total of 112* brothel keepers, pimps, landlords and traffickers.
"The police action was directed towards breaking the trafficking network....Rescuing minors and busting the traffickers rackets were more important than anything else."
- DCP Lohit Matani, a senior police official responsible for the mass raid
Times of India, December 11, 2020
(*There is discrepancy between this Times of India article and the First Information Reports filed in the police station. Freedom Firm aligns with the police reports.)
Freedom Firm investigators identified minors (newly trafficked victims) in 5 brothels
On December 10th, the police and Freedom Firm raided all 5 brothels.
They rescued all targeted 8 minors and 4 majors (left)
They arrested a total of 112 brothel keepers, pimps, landlords and traffickers. All are in jail currently, except 9 men who are absconding.
The customers are booked under POSCO* and 5 First Information Reports were filed. Each report has multiple people accused.
Customers, brothel keepers, pimps, traffickers, and landlords wait for for charges to be filed.