Acting on a complaint of Director of Women and Child Development Department, police started investigating into the activities of the NGO, based in Sector 16 B of Dwarka. It was alleged that it was involved in illegal sale of children, mostly newborns, DCP (South West) R A Sanjeev said.

Also, a two-year-old child was rescued while the infant was being given for adoption, police said.

A decoy couple were sent to the NGO, which had offered a male child on payment of Rs 4.20 lakh. The couple had also paid a registration fee of Rs 8,000.

They were offered proper notarised documents of adoption and birth certificate of the child, showing them as their natural parents by NGO representative, the officer said.

Following this, a raid was planned yesterday and the decoy couple were instructed to give a call to police after the deal of adoption was concluded, the DCP said.

On getting the signal from the couple, police moved into the NGO office and arrested Vinod Kumar, Shikha Choudhary and Anil Pandey. The rescued child was sent to a child care home, police said.

During the interrogation, the trio revealed that they procured children either by stealing or kidnapping as well as through IVF surrogacy.

An FIR in this connection was registered at Dwarka (North) police station and further investigation is on and more arrests are likely to take place, he added.

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