On Saturday, the West Bengal CID visited the house of BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly to interrogate her on alleged links with a high-status Jalpaiguri child trafficking case, a senior official revealed. A senior CID official also said that a team of the agency’s officers went to BJP’s leader’s house to scrutinize her over her alleged meeting with previous BJP women wing general secretary Juhi Chowdhury.
The Crime Investigation Department (CID), on the other hand, had uncovered a child trafficking racket earlier this year under which infants and children were professedly sold, some to foreigners, through illegal adoption agreements. The officer said that “We will question her about her links to Chowdhury and also we need answers to a few more questions”. On the other hand, the state CID had additionally summoned BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and two other party persons in the same case. The CID had arrested several people in the case, including the leader of the child protection agency in Darjeeling and an individual from a child welfare committee, on the charges of child trafficking.
Those detainees were part of a broadening probe into the adoption racket at the Bimala Shishu Griho, a kids’ home in Jalpaiguri town. The chief adoption officer of the children’s home, Sonali Mondal, the home’s chairperson Chandana Chakraborty and her brother Manas Bhowmik, and Chowdhury were arrested earlier. Talking about the charges against them, they have been charged with transacting about 17 children, aged between one and 14 years, to foreigners while dishonestly asserting that the kids were given over for legal adoption to the couples who require the same after due screening and official procedures. The CID, on the other hand, had uncovered the child trafficking amid raids at homes and nursing homes in the Baduria area of North 24 Parganas locale, in Behala in the southern edges of Kolkata and some different parts of South Bengal in November a year ago.