Jun 8 2012 by Ian Proctor, Harrow Observer
A SUPERMARKET manager from Harrow will stand trial in October over allegations of human trafficking.
Aleemuddin Mohammed, 44, of Sefton Avenue, faced charged of trafficking a person into the UK for exploitation and sexual assault of a female when he appeared on bail at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
He did not enter a plea and the magistrates deemed the offences so serious they sent the case for trial to Southwark Crown Court in south-east London, where there will be a case management hearing on October 4.
The alleged victim of the human trafficking and sexual assaults is from Hyderabad in southern India.
Mohammed appeared alongside five co-defendants who will stand trial at the crown court at the same time. All had their conditional bail renewed.
The others were:
Shamina Yousuf, a 42-year-old secretary of Pavilion Way, Edgware, charged with trafficking into the UK for exploitation and causing actual bodily harm;
Shashi Kala Obhrai, 53, an optician of Pembroke Road, Northwood, charged with trafficking within the UK for exploitation, causing actual bodily harm and making threats to kill;
Balram Kumar Obhrai, 58, a computer entrepreneur of Pembroke Road, Northwood, charged with trafficking into the UK for exploitation and making threats to kill;
Shanaz Begum, 56, a shopworker of St Johns Wood, north-west London, charged with trafficking into the UK for exploitation and trafficking within the UK for exploitation, and
Enkarta Balapovi, 53, a butcher of St Johns Wood, charged with trafficking within the UK for exploitation and five counts of rape