Flesh Trade: Accused in Fake Passport Case to Turn Approver - The New Indian Express

Flesh Trade: Accused in Fake Passport Case to Turn Approver

Published: 08th December 2013 07:54 AM

Last Updated: 08th December 2013 07:58 AM

The CBI has filed a petition before the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate for recording secret statement of an accused, who was also a victim of a human trafficking racket.

CBI officials said they will turn Mubina an approver in the case. According to the CBI, the statement of Mubina of Kizhakuttam has to be recorded as it would be vital for investigation.

The CBI has requested the magistrate to record the statement of the accused under 164 CrPC. Mubina has been booked under the passport Act for travelling using fake passport. According to them, she is an important witness in the case and was cheated by others on job promises. She was taken to the Gulf using the passport of a Kattapana-native woman. As per the investigation, Suresh, who allegedly runs brothels in the Gulf, was assisted by Lissy Sojan of Vadkancherry. Lissy had several agents who would trap poor and unemployed women by promising job abroad. However, these women are taken to brothels in Gulf countries. Four cases involving 13 persons have been registered by the CBI in the matter. The incident came to light after Mubina landed at Mumbai airport after escaping from Lissy Sojan. She was arrested for using a fake passport. The case was later handed over to the Kerala police and then to Crime Branch.

After the involvement of police officials in the case came into light, the case was handed over to the CBI.

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