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Human Trafficking Arrest at Delhi Airport

Suspected Human Trafficking Case at Delhi Airport

Arrests Made in Suspected Human Trafficking Case at Delhi Airport

In a significant development, four employees of AISATS, a subsidiary of Air India parent Tata, along with a passenger, have been apprehended at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on suspicion of human trafficking.

The arrests took place as the passenger, identified as Diljot Singh, was scheduled to fly to Birmingham on an Air India flight. Initially denied travel due to ‘doubtful’ travel documents, Singh was later observed in the company of an AISATS staffer. It is alleged that this AISATS employee, in collusion with others, facilitated check-in using ‘wrong or invalid’ documents.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) spokesperson reported that a case of suspected trafficking has been opened, as at least one suspect has confessed to receiving payments to facilitate travel with fake documents. The disclosed rate for such services was reported to be INR40,000.

The AISATS ground workers involved in the case have been identified as Rohan Verma, Mohammad Jahangir, Yash, and Akshay Narang. The arrests shed light on the serious implications of the alleged trafficking operation within the airport premises. The investigation is ongoing to ascertain the extent of the network and any potential involvement of additional individuals.