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2-month-old girl rescued from traffickers, 5 held

The Moga police on Tuesday busted a child-trafficking racket and arrested five persons, including women, who were engaged in the illegal trade of children. The police rescued a two-month-old girl from them.

The cops admitted her to the district hospital in Moga for treatment. She is weak and underweight, police officials said.

The police arrested Kamaljit Singh, alias Bittu, a resident of Haibowal Kalan (Ludhiana), Jasveer Kaur, a resident of Jagraon (Ludhiana) and Ranjit Kaur, a resident of Ludhiana city, on the charges of child trafficking as they were allegedly involved in the illegal trade.

They came to Moga late last night to purchase a girl child and sell her to someone. They stayed in a local hotel here.

On secret information, the police raided the hotel and found they were bargaining to purchase the girl from a couple and the deal was struck for Rs 2 lakh, police officials claimed.Avtar Singh and his wife Rajni had reportedly sold their daughter to Bittu for the said amount. They were also arrested. A criminal case under Sections 370, 511 and 120B of the IPC had been registered against all of them at the City-I police station here. Later, the police produced all the accused before a local magistrate who sent them in police custody for four days. 

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