Couple arrested, three girls about to be sold rescued in Thane

Thane: The crime branch of Thane police on Wednesday claimed to have foiled an attempt by a couple to sell three girls.

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DCP Parag Manere said the girls, aged 7 years, 6 years and 5 years, were rescued by a team led by senior inspector Niteen Thackeray by raiding a house in Galegaon of Ambivili. Shabulan Rammurti Mali and his wife Anjalina Jyoti Sabulin Mali were arrested.

The accused, who ran a trust, procured children mostly from red light area and sold them to childless couples for about Rs 1 lakh, police said.

The rescued girls were sent to a child shelter home. Further probe is on.

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