Sheikh Marriage racket: Hyderabad police arrest four people

ANI | Updated: Sep 26, 2017 17:28 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana), September 26 (ANI): The Hyderabad Police busted another sheikh marriage racket on Tuesday and arrested three Oman nationals and a Qazi.

Talking to the media here, Deputy Commissioner of Police South V Satyanarayana said, "Arrested a 'Qazi' last night and three Oman nationals and also seized documents and permission letters that were issued by their Government officials."

Meanwhile, the police will be deporting two persons citing lack of evidence.

"Deporting two persons as there is lack of evidence to book them under criminal charges," the DCP said.

Satyanarayan further apprised that they have rescued 15 to 20 minor girls and few aging between 20- 25 .

"We will continue the operation with four dedicated teams to get rid of this menace," he added.

Earlier this week, the police busted a major 'sheikh' marriage racket wherein men from Arab nations were marrying minor girls in Hyderabad and later pushed them into human trafficking.

Twenty people, including five Omani nationals, three Qatar nationals and 13 Indians were taken into custody. The arrested Indians include three Kazis, brokers, and lodge owners.

The police made the arrests in an investigation of the incident where a 16-year old girl who was married to an Omani sheikh in May.(ANI)