Trafficking case: CBI files FIR in four cases

Published: 28th July 2013 12:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2013 12:22 PM   |  A+A-

The CBI on Saturday filed the First Investigation Report(FIR) before Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate in four cases of Human Trafficking at Nedumbassery and Thiruvananthapuram Airports. Three policemen were named as accused in these cases.

The CBI filed the FIR as per the details given to them by the Crime Branch, Organised Crime Wing, Ernakulam unit which first investigated the case. The cases would be investigated by Jose Mohan, an officer attached to CBI, Thiruvananthapuram unit.

Even though the DGP had suspended 16 police officials, including two SPs and two DySPs who served in the Immigration Wing, for having assisted people without proper document to travel abroad, only three were named as accused in the FIR. The case was handed over to the CBI on the direction of the High Court as it was submitted before the court that several terror accused also went abroad with the assistance of the policemen in Immigration Wing.

CBI has registered the first case for forging the passport of Kattapana native, who was the victim of the sex racket, used for transporting another victim hailing from Kazhakootam to Sharjah. The case was registered after the victim from Kazhakootam escaped from brothels in Ajman and reached Mumbai Airport where she was caught by Immigration Wing for possessing a fake passport. The passport was forged by removing the photograph and pasting the photograph of the victim from Kazhakoottam. The case had been registered against the victim from Kizhakootam, Santha, an agent supplying girls from Thiruvananthapuram, Lissy Sojan from Vadakancherry, who is running brothels in Ajman, Shaji, an agent and an assistant of Lissy Sojan, Raju Mathew who helped the woman to complete immigration checking at the airport, Sethulal, Suresh K V, kingpin of the sex racket in the Middle East and Prashant Kumar, another policeman, under Section 419, 465 and 471 of Passport Act.

The second case was registered on the basis of the statement of Abdul Samad, whose passport was used by police officials in the Immigration Wing to take a SIM card. The first accused in the case is police official Ajeeb A P, civil police officer, Abdul Hammeed, a travel agent, Raju Mathew, Sub Inspector, Niyas P A and Prashant Kumar, civil police officer. These police men served in the Immigration wing of Nedumbassery Airport.

The third case was registered for taking a victim from Kattapana to the Middle East, where she was raped by several people. In this case, as per the complaint, the victim from was taken to Ajman by promising to give her a job which fetched `20,000 salary. She went to Sharjah via Thiruvananthapuram and New Delhi. The accused in the case are Bindu, an agent, Lissy Sojan, Sethulal, Siraj who is absconding and Suresh K V.

The fourth case was registered for sexually assaulting the victim from Kizhakootam. She was also taken to Ajman via Sharjah by promising to provide a job and was forced into the flesh trade.

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