A government employee who was recently arrested along with his lady companion for allegedly trafficking women, has been in this trade for last four years, Goa Police claimed on Wednesday.
“Pravin Parab has confessed that he has been trafficking girls for the last four years. We will interrogate him further,” Porvorim police Inspector Jivba Dalvi said.
The accused, a pump operator with Goa Water Resources Department, and his partner Sajjiya Khan, were arrested last Saturday under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (ITA), he said.
Sajjiya, originally from Mumbai, was currently residing with the accused, Dalvi said, adding a team would be sent to Mumbai for a background check. He said some documents have been seized from the flat where both the accused were staying, the inspector said.
“We have also found an Income Tax certificate from the flat and the department has been requested to furnish more information about it,” the inspector said, adding police have also written to the Vigilance Department to initiate inquiry into the assets of Parab.
Three girls, two from Maharashtra and one from Karnataka, were rescued by Porvorim police on Saturday following arrest of the duo.