Human trafficking: Gassali asked to return, face probe

He has reportedly managed to convince Kuwaiti sponsor that he is innocent

23 hours ago

Hawala money funded recruitment operations of MK Gassali in Kerala

Money extensively used to set up offices, provide salary to staff for carrying out illegal recruitment

28 Jun 2022

Gassali made a fortune by trafficking women to Kuwait, finds probe

A senior police official told TNIE that apart from constructing a house worth `60 lakh at Ottamavu, he recently made some investments in the real estate.

27 Jun 2022

Human trafficking victim says son paid Rs 50K for release from Kuwait

More stories of exploitation and harassment by the racket which had trafficked women to Kuwait are coming out, with yet another victim approaching the Kochi City Police.

23 Jun 2022

Human trafficking accused Gassali hid at wife’s house as police were on hunt

Though a case was registered against Gassali on May 23 in Kochi city based on a complaint lodged by a victim, Gassali continued to remain untraceable all this while.

23 Jun 2022

Kuboos a day, 22 hours of work! How Kerala women were lured into a life of slavery in Kuwait

The racket got exposed when one of the three victims on return from Kuwait lodged a complaint with police and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) through a Kochi-based lawyer Nishin George

21 Jun 2022

Kerala: Staff at Advocate General’s office hurl casteist slurs at ST colleague

The Advocate General’s office  has been dragged into a controversy after two senior staff members assaulted and hurled casteist slurs at a Scheduled Tribe (ST) youth working in the same office.

21 Jun 2022

Human trafficking: Accused surrenders before court, remanded in custody 

Police said they recorded the arrest of the accused and he was remanded in judicial custody.  

19 Jun 2022

Trafficking women to Kuwait: Vital section added to pave way for NIA takeover of case

Invoking section 370 would enable the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which had already conducted a preliminary inquiry into the incident, to officially take over the probe.

18 Jun 2022

Job trap: Over 100 Malayali women still stuck in Kuwait, say police

Racket recruited after pasting posters across state inviting applications for employment

17 Jun 2022

Vijay Babu case: 2018 petition alleging assault to be used to counter bail plea

A senior officer told TNIE that the police have collected all evidence necessary to counter the bail plea despite Vijay Babu contending that the sexual affair with the survivor was consensual.

17 Jun 2022

Trafficking: Ajumon, Sameer close aides of Gassali, finds probe

The police have started to track the accused using the mobile numbers they used to coordinate the operation.

16 Jun 2022

Reunion, robbery & a route map

It wasn’t a murder or a major heist. Yet, it was a complex case that involved brain racking, and a meticulous track-and-trace probe one usually sees in whodunits. 

16 Jun 2022

Expat recalls rescue of 3 trafficked Kerala women

Very few such incidents come to light because the majority of women suffer the brutalities in silence even without informing their family members.

15 Jun 2022

3 Kerala women sold to Kuwaiti families, rescued

M K Gassali, a Dubai-based Kannur native who is the kingpin of the racket, allegedly demanded a ransom of Rs three lakh to release the women when their families approached him.

14 Jun 2022