Bengal BJP Leader Accused of Child Trafficking Arrested Near Nepal Border

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"Chandana Chakraborty, the arrested owner of the Jalpaiguri orphanage, publicly stated that Chowdhury had sought assistance for her from BJP Rajya Sabha member Roopa Ganguly and BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya for necessary clearances from the government for the facility". CID received information that she would be coming to Jalpaiguri on Monday night and based on that they intercepted and arrested her.

Chowdhury's arrest is the fourth in the case that involved selling of no less than 17 babies across the country.

She was being brought to the Pintel Village for interrogation where the CID has set up a temporary camp, and will appear in court March 1.

The Crime Investigation Department blew off the lid of a child trafficking racket conducting raids in homes and nursing homes in Baduria of North 24 Parganas district, in Behala in the southern fringes of West Bengal and some other parts of south Bengal since November a year ago.

The Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has removed the general secretary of its women's wing after she was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department from Darjeeling district for alleged child trafficking.




Chowdhury was apparently on the run after her name cropped up in the case and the police located her at the Batasia area close to the Indo-Nepal border in north Bengal after tracking her mobile phone tower location. She was arrested with Chief Adoption Officer Sonali Mondal for allegedly trafficking at least 17 children.

"Modi must also tell the nation how and why the names of Kailash Vijayvargiya and Roopa Ganguly's name surfaced in the child trafficking racket in West Bengal", said Badal. She has been dragged into the case as she went to Delhi with her (Chakraborty). "We are innocent. We will definitely help in the investigation", she added. "Prime Minister Modi is silent on the sex racket in WB (West Bengal), but makes divisive statements in UP (Uttar Pradesh)", Congress leader Manpreet Badal said. "We have not removed because of her alleged involvement in the child-trafficking case", he said.

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh had denied the allegation saying Chowdhury was being victimised as part of a larger political conspiracy.

Ms Chowdhury was arrested after Chandana Chakraborty, another arrested accused.

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