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4 of Indian origin arrested in US’s Princeton in human trafficking case

Four Indian-origin people were arrested in Princeton in Texas in the US in connection with a human trafficking case on Monday.

The Princeton Police arrested Chandan Dasireddy, 24, Santhosh Katkoori, 31, Dwaraka Gunda, 31, and Anil Male, 37, for allegedly running a ‘forced labour’ scheme in Colin County in Princeton, Fox 4 reported.

The arrests came after the Princeton Police department found around 15 women, who were living in the same home, were found to be sleeping on the floor.

Princeton Police department said that they received a complaint about a possible human trafficking racket at a house on Ginsburg Lane in Colin County, from a pest control department in March, after which they launched an investigation.

According to an article on Fox4, the pest control department was summoned to the house in March.

But when the inspector went inside, he saw that there were around 15 women sleeping on the floors of each room. There were also “large amounts of suitcases”, he was quoted as saying.

Police said that there were several computer electronics and blankets inside the house where the alleged human trafficking was taking place, but it didn’t have any furniture.

The police said that the 15 women rescued from the house alleged that they were forced to work for several shell companies owned by Katkoori and his wife, Dwaraka Gunda, according to a report on NBC5.

Princeton police said that several other people, both men and women, were also victims of forced labour, and worked as programmers for the shell companies.

Published By:

Ashutosh Acharya

Published On:

Jul 9, 2024