Sex racket kingpin brought to Mizoram

Aizawl | July 10 : Mr. Gopal Dhokal Mandal (33) s/o Dhokal Mandal, the kingpin behind the recent prostitution racket, who took 4 Mizo girls to Mumbai in June, has been arrested by the Mumbai Police, and he was brought to Mizoram. Soon after he was brought to Aizawl, Gopal was immediately taken to Kolasib Police Station in Kolasib dstrict, Mizoram on Saturday.

As reported early this month, 4 Mizo girls were taken to Mumbai promising them of getting them jobs during the month of June, but were asked to work as call-girls. Fortunately, however, all were rescued early this month. Investigation found out that Gopal Dhokal is the mastermind of the sex trade and is now arrested. Police sources said that Gopal Dhokal has been involved in various sex-related business in Mumbai who used to take girls from different communities and sell them to foreigners.
Mr. Gopal Dhokal Mandal is a man whom they wanted to arrest for different cases, of which the recent sex trade in which the Mizo girls were taken comes to include, the Mumbai Police said. Following, they undertakes active investigation after which they had arrested Gopal Dhokal Mandal on June 17 2011.Besides his case in Mumbai, a case was also registered against him at Vairengte PS on Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956’), the Police said.

Mr. Gopal is known to hail from Atpost, Belkapi, Tehsil, Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand state; and his present residence is Sundar Sagar Complex in Maharastra Thane District, Mr Gopal claimed. He had shifted to Mumbai 12 years ago expecting more money income; and since 2005 he’s a Auto-Rickshaw driver with which occupation he help people by working as a Pimp from 2008, the Police sources said.

Mr Gopal has a wife Arifa (30), a 5 years old daughter and 3 years old son, with a car and several buildings in his possession. Furthermore, he owned a number of prostitution places, the Police added. Addl. SP of Mizoram Police CID (Crime) Zosangliana and SDPO of Kolasib District had gone to Mumbai to bring Gopal to Mizoram; and when they reached Lengpui Airport, Aizawl on Saturday, they were received by Joseph Lalchhuana, SP, CID (Crime) and Leaders of Community Health Action Network.
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