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UK charges Indians for trafficking woman

Press Trust of India
May 18, 2012 at 10:18pm IST

London: Scotland Yard on Friday charged four Indian citizens and two Ghana citizens of Indian-origin all based in London for allegedly trafficking a woman from Hyderabad for sex.

Official sources confirmed that four of the suspects were Indian citizens while two were Ghana citizens of Indian-origin.

The six suspects include a computer professional, an optician, a butcher, a supermarket manager and a secretary, they said.

UK charges Indians for trafficking woman

Official sources confirmed that four of the suspects were Indian citizens while two were Ghana citizens of Indian-origin.

The four Indians are – Aleemuddin Mohammed (34, supermarket manager from Harrow), Shamina Yousuf (32, secretary from Edgware), Shanaz Begum (56, shopworker from St John’s Wood), and Enkata Balapovi, (56, butcher from St John s Wood).

The two Indian-origin Ghana nationals are Shashi Kala Obhrai (53, optician from Northwood) and Balram Kumar Obhrai (58, computer entrepreneur from Northwood).

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said, "The Obhrais are husband and wife and are Ghanaian nationals. Mohammed and Yousuf are ex-husband and wife and are Indian nationals. Begum and Balapovi are husband and wife and are Indian nationals. Begum is the mother of Mohammed."

The six face charges that include trafficking into the UK for exploitation, trafficking within the UK for exploitation, sexual assault on a female, and actual bodily harm.

All six are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on bail on June 7.

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