The Delhi Police on Tuesday busted an inter-state child trafficking gang and arrested three persons.
A two-year-old child was rescued while the infant was being given for adoption, police said.
Shockingly, the gang was working under the cover of an unregistered NGO based in Sector 16 B of Dwarka, Delhi.
The police acted on a complaint of Director of Women and Child Development Department. It was alleged that the NGO was involved in illegal sale of children, mostly newborns, DCP (South West) RA Sanjeev said.
A decoy couple were sent to the NGO, which had offered a male child on payment of Rs. 4.20 lakh. The couple also paid a registration fee of Rs. 8,000.
They were offered proper notorised documents of adoption and birth certificate of the child, showing them as their natural parents by NGO representative, identified as one Vinod Kumar, the officer said.
The decoy couple was later told that two children, a newborn and one about two years old, were available but the price was raised to Rs. 5.5 lakh, which they agreed to pay.
Following this a raid was planned on Monday and the decoy couple were instructed to give a call to police after the deal of adoption was concluded, the DCP said.