West Bengal CID visited BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly’s house in connection with the Jalpaiguri child trafficking case
KOLKATA,July29: West Bengal CID on Saturday visited BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly’s house here for questioning in connection with the Jalpaiguri child trafficking case.
According to a senior officer of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), a team of the agency’s officers went to Ganguly’s south Kolkata house to question her over her alleged meeting with arrested former BJP womens’ wing general secretary Juhi Chowdhury, an accused in the case.
The CID had unearthed a child trafficking racket early this year in which babies and children were sold, some to foreigners, through questionable adoption deals.
“We will question her about her links to Juhi Chowdhury and also we need answers of a few more questions,” the officer said.
Incidentally, the state CID had also summoned BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and two other leaders for questioning in the same case.
The CID had arrested several persons including the head of a child protection agency in Darjeeling and a member of a child welfare committee on charges of selling babies and children through questionable adoption deals.
These arrests were part of a widening probe into the adoption racket at the Bimala Shishu Griho, a children’s home in Jalpaiguri town.
They have been charged with selling about 17 children, aged between one and 14 years, to foreigners by entering into shady adoption deals.