Hyderabad: A forest beat officer working in Jayashankar Bhoopalpally district was arrested by the Rachakonda police for his alleged involvement in the proselytisation racket that was unearthed four days ago. The suspect, who has been identified as Amer, reportedly helped the gang by supplying them with children.
Around 17 children between the age of 4 and 15 were rescued from a home being run by the gang. Two children hailing from the erstwhile district of Warangal, both of whom are below the age of 10 years, were procured by Amer.
Amer, a forest beat Officer working in the Eturunagaram agency area, met the gang in Warangal, his home district. He helped the gang procure children from the interior areas inhabited by backward and tribal communities.
G. Sundeep, the ACP of Malkajgiri, said, “Amer has been arrested and produced before a court. We suspect that more persons may have been involved with this gang and helped them procure kids.”
Senior investigating officials said that Amer convinced the parents of the two children to admit their children at the Peace Orphan Society by promising them quality education and free accommodation. Since Amer hailed from Warangal district, he knew where the backward and tribal communities were located, and he targeted them.
The police said that the main agenda of the gang was yet to be ascertained, but it seemed as if their plans were meant to yield results after decades....