New Delhi, Jul 27 (PTI) A 32-year-old man involved in Munirka human trafficking case where 16 Nepali women were rescued has been arrested, the police said today. Also Read - Bernard Madoff, The Architect of Ponzi Scheme, Dies at 82

The accused, identified as Naushad, was arrested from Munirka and a car used in commission of crime has been seized, they added. Also Read - Japan's Ketchup Producer Stops Xinjiang Tomato Imports Over Rights Abuse

On interrogation, the accused accepted his role in the trafficking network. Also Read - 'Time To Turn Page' On Afghanistan: Obama Backs Biden's Decision To Withdraw Troops Till Sep 11

In his statement to the police, Naushad said he used to ferry girls between airports, bus stands, railway stations. His main task, besides transportation, was to ensure secrecy of the movement, said Devender Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (southwest) Delhi.

The accused has also given leads to the police following which a police team has been sent to Uttar Pradesh to nab the remaining accused persons, he said.

Active cooperation has also been sought from the Nepal Embassy in India in connection with the case, the DCP said.

The statements of the victims have been recorded before the magistrate, Arya said.

On July 25, the Delhi Commission for Women along with Delhi Police had rescued 16 women who were allegedly trafficked from Nepal and to be taken to Gulf countries from southwest Delhi’s Munirka.

The Police were informed by the DCW at around 9 pm on July 24.

Subsequently, the police conducted a raid in the area at around 1:30 am on July 25, following which 16 women were rescued.

The DCW had alleged that these women were promised jobs in Kuwait.

The state woman’s panel had alleged that the traffickers had been running the racket in Munirka for the last eight months, and several women had already been sent abroad.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.