Child trafficking-accused Bengal BJP leader held

Siliguri, Feb 28 (IANS) BJP leader Juhi Chowdhury, suspected to be involved in the sensational child trafficking racket in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, was arrested on Monday night close to the India-Nepal border in Darjeeling district by CID sleuths, police said.

Chowdhury, who was on the run for the last few days after her name was linked to the case involving trafficking of at least 17 children, was picked up from Batasi area under Kharibari police station in Siliguri sub-division, said Special Superintendent (north), CID, Ajay Prasad.

She was being brought for interrogation to the Pintel Village, where the CID has set up a temporary camp and will be produced in court on Wednesday.

–IANS

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