On 15th November we got intel about a suspected minor being forced into prostitution in a red light area in Kolkata. The next day we were able to verify the victim was a minor.  We met with an officer from the Anti Human Trafficking Unit, AHTU,  and presented him with evidence of the suspected minor.   The officer agreed to initiate the raid the next day.

The next morning when we called the AHTU about the raid,  we were told it would not be possible for a few days due to a law and order situation in the city.  The AHTU asked us to contact them on the 21st of November.

On the 21st we contacted the AHTU and we started to discuss several rescue strategies.

The next day, we met with the various police teams that would be handling the raid.  After 3 pm, we left for Kalighat.

On 22nd November at 3:51 pm the police and our team raided the brothel and rescued the minor who we found on the first floor of the brothel. The police arrested the female brothel keeper, a woman in her late 60s from the brothel.  The police bagged evidence like liquor bottles and condoms. After they filed their initial reports they locked the brothel. The victim, the accused and our team proceeded to the police station where the police filed the First Information Report.

The victim, 16 year old Basanti and the accused were taken for a medical check up. After their medical tests were completed, Basanti was placed in a shelter home in Kolkata and the accused was kept in police custody.