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All the accused were illegally staying in India and were luring women from Bangladesh and trafficking them to India with the promise of jobs, according to NIA.
A previous draft of anti-human trafficking bill was passed in Lok Sabha in 2018 but was never introduced in Rajya Sabha.
The girl, now 17, has been awarded compensation by a district legal services authority in Bengal. Amount of Rs 9 lakh is believed to be highest in the state.
The proposed legislation includes punishment for trafficking for forced labour and marriage but neglects trafficking for sexual exploitation and organ trade.
For this year's UN observance against trafficking, the spotlight is on first responders and the challenges they have faced in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Orissa HC bench said there is a yawning gap between the law and its enforcement, which results in abysmally low conviction rates in trafficking cases.
The order was issued by the high court while hearing a petition filed by a woman who was arrested for prostitution in June 2017 and then charged with trafficking.
Lack of awareness and the daunting task of collecting proof has meant that few victims of trafficking manage to avail of govt compensation.
The 19-year-old woman was brought to Delhi and allegedly sold by a man from her village who promised her a job at a missionary society.
While many businesses across hospitality industry have been involved in campaigns to identify practices that lead to exploitation, Airbnb has no such official global programme yet.
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