COUPLE HELD, 3 GIRLS ABOUT TO BE SOLD RESCUED
The crime branch of Thane police on Wednesday claimed to have foiled an attempt by a couple to sell three girls. Deputy commisioner of police Parag Manere said the girls, aged 7 years, 6 years and 5 years, were rescued by a team led by senior inspector Niteen Thackeray. The team raided a house in Galegaon of Ambivili. Shabulan Rammurti Mali and his wife Anjalina Jyoti Sabulin Mali were arrested. The accused, who ran a trust, brought children mostly from red light area and sold them to childless couples for about Rs 1 lakh, the police said. The rescued girls were sent to a child shelter home.