Child smuggling: Three more detained in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Three women associated with two city nursing homes were detained for questioning by the Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal Police in a case of inter-state child smuggling, an official said on Wednesday.

Eight persons, including a doctor, two quacks and a owner of a nursing home, were arrested from Baduria in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Tuesday for allegedly running a child smuggling racket.

“Two women from a Behala-based nursing home and another woman from a College Street-based nursing home have been detained in relation with the child smuggling racket that we found yesterday (Tuesday),” Deputy Inspector General of Police (CID) Bharatlal Meena told IANS over phone.

They are being questioned in the state CID headquarters Bhabani Bhavan.

Earier on Wednesday, the CID officials also sealed the house of a doctor in Thakur Nagar in North 24 Parganas for allegedly being involved in the Baduria-based child smuggling racket and interrogated his wife and brother.

“The doctor might be involved with the child smuggling racket in Baduria. We have sealed his house for further investigation,” Meena said.

–IANS

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