Sheikh marriage trafficking ring busted in Hyderabad

hyd-marriageHyderabad Police busted another marriage racket in the old city and arrested 17 persons , including eight sheikhs belonging to Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar along with four Muslim clerics

‘Sheikh marriage’ trafficking ring busted in Hyderabad when they were trying to purchase minors. The arrested qazis include the chief qazi of Mumbai Farid Ahmed Khan. Four lodge owners and five brokers of Hyderabad .

City Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy told reporters that the Arab sheikhs were marrying minor girls with the help of brokers, qazis and lodge owners.

Police held raids after a mother of a minor daughter complained that her husband with the help of qazis sold her daughter to a 70-year-old Omani national Ahmed Abdullah.