West Bengal child trafficking case: Roopa Ganguly, Kailash Vijayvargiya summoned by CID for interrogation

Summon notices were also sent to two other BJP leaders Vinayak Mishra and Prashant Sareen under Section 160 CrPC.

Published: 20th July 2017 04:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2017 09:17 AM   |  A+A-

BJP MP and actress Roopa Ganguly (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly and BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya were summoned to appear at the Crime Investigation Department's headquarters in Bhabani Bhaban for interrogation on July 27 and 29  in connection with the high-profile Jalpaiguri child trafficking case.

Summon notices were also sent to two other BJP leaders Vinayak Mishra and Prashant Sareen under Section 160 CrPC.

Sources said a Special Operations Group (SOG) comprising senior officers would interrogate the four BJP leaders based on the statements made against them by those arrested in the case. 

Interrogation of Jalpaiguri shelter homes owner Chandana Chakraborty in February revealed the West Bengal BJP general secretary, Juhee Chowdhury's involvement in the case. She was nabbed by a CID team when she was trying to flee to Nepal.

During interrogation, Chandana had claimed that Juhee Chowdhury had lobbied Roopa Ganguly and Kailash Vijayvargiya for influencing the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) in New Delhi for more central funds into the adoption centres run by Chandana Chakraborty in Jalpaiguri.

She was nabbed by a CID team when she was trying to flee to Nepal. During interrogation, Chandana had claimed that Juhee Chowdhury had lobbied Roopa Ganguly and Kailash Vijayvargiya for influencing the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) for more central funds into the adoption centres run by Chandana Chakraborty in Jalpaiguri.

Though state BJP leadership at first supported Juhee Chowdhury. However, later the party began maintaining a distance with her and said that if found guilty, Chowdhury should be punished.

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