An Ex MLA candidate has been arrested for trafficking of girls and extorting money from people posing as a cop here at Kotra area of Udaipur.
He was produced in front of the court and was remanded under 14 days Judicial Custody on Tuesday. Police is still in search of 5 more accused in the connection of the crime, said SHO Kotra police station Ram Singh.
As per the Ram Singh the arrested accused was identified as Sohan Lal Parmar a resident of Vasella village of Kotra block of Udaipur district.
He further said that accused Sohan use to sell the girls of Kotra area to rich families of Gujarat with the help of his accomplice.
During the investigation it was found that the accused use to operate a gang through which he use to traffic innocent girls to Gujarat by luring their parents to get them married into rich families and use to sell them in big amount. Then Sohan and his gang use to threaten the buyers of the girls for arresting them by as cops and extort money from them, SHO Sohan said.
The incidence case to light when one Dinesh Parmar of Dholimal Ahmadabad had lodged an FIR against one Bharat of Kotra Block for cheating him and his friends and snatching their mobile phones and cash on the name of getting them married.
In his report the victim Dinesh also mentioned that on 22nd February he got a call from Bharat inviting him to his house at Kotra on the name of introducing him to the family members of a girl for his friends marriage, on his invitation the Dinesh and his friends Tulsi Bhai, Girish, Chandu, Laxman and Hitesh went to Kotra at the house of the accused, there we had a long conversation with him and suddenly one Ishwar Bhai came there and snatched the mobile phone of Girish while one Chandu bhai who was involved with the accused had snatched the mobile phone and vash Rs. 50000 from his friend Hitesh. Later two men Sohan Singh and Reshma Bhai posing as cops came there on a bike and threatened us to run away, SHO added.
Acting upon the report of the victims an investigation was lodged by the police for loot but it was during the investigation of the matter when police learnt that it was not only a case of loot of cash and mobile phones but the accused Sohan Singh use to operate a gang involved in trafficking of girls from Kotra to Gujarat and selling them to the rich families on the name of marriage and also extorting money from them by possing as cops.
The police by reacting uoon the information of sources arrested Sohan Lal who is said to be the king pin and also seized a motor cycle from gis custody used by him during his criminal activities, SHO added further.
Sohan was produced in front of court and was remanded under Judicial Custody while the hunt fot other accused Bharat, Rehma, Chandu and Ishwar is still on.