Four Indians arrested in US human trafficking case

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Four Indians arrested in US human trafficking caseWashington: Four people of Indian origin have been arrested in Princeton, Texas, in the United States in connection with a human trafficking case.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Princeton police arrested Chandan Dasireddy, 24, Santhosh Katkoori, 31, Dwaraka Gunda, 31, and Anil Male, 37, for running a “forced labor” program in Collin County in Princeton, Fox 4 News reported.

The arrests came after the Princeton Police Department discovered that about 15 women, who lived in the same house, were sleeping on the floor.

The Princeton Police Department said it received a complaint about possible human trafficking at a home on Ginsburg Lane in Collin County from a pest control service in March, after which it launched an investigation.

Police said there were several electronic devices and blankets inside the house where the human trafficking was taking place, but it did not contain any furniture.

Police said the 15 women rescued from the house said they had been forced to work for several shell companies owned by Katkoori and his wife, Dwaraka Gunda, according to an NBC5 News report.

Princeton police said several other people, both men and women, were also victims of forced labor and worked as programmers for shell companies.

They said several other locations in Princeton, Melissa and McKinney were also involved in the case and after investigating, they seized several items including laptops and phones from other locations.