Here's all you need to know about Falta trafficking racket

Published: 06th March 2017 08:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2017 08:47 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

Even as the investigation into the high-profile Jalpaiguri child trafficking racket is on in full swing, with the involvement of MPs and government officials embroiled in the case, a separate infant trafficking racket run by a Bangladeshi couple Shyamal and Savitri was busted in Falta of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

They had entered the country through Petrapole border near Bongaon around 10 years back. During their initial days in India, Shyamal worked as a scrap dealer whereas Savitri worked as a domestic help in nursing home. 

Estimated infants trafficked: 15

Accused: Shyamal and Savitri Baidya

Nationality of accused: Bangladeshi

Trafficked from: West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha

Trafficked to: Various parts of India

Racket active since: 2011

Nursing homes involved: Jeevandweep, Sri Krishna, Purbasha

Cost of each infant: Rs 35,000-Rs 40,000

Links with Jalpaiguri: Not yet

Links with Bhaduria: Possible

Property accumulated: Houses in Falta, Bongaon and Maheshtala, Kolkata; 2 SUVs

READ FULL STORY: After child traffic, cops bust infant-racket run by Bangladeshi couple in West Bengal 

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