The Crime Detachment Bureau (CDB) probing the Nedumbassery human trafficking case has submitted before the Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court that they cannot rule out the probability of the racket helping terrorists escape through the Cochin International Airport. The police made the submissions when the anticipatory bail plea of A P Ajeeb, Civil Police Officer, who had been suspended from service in the case, came up for hearing. The CDB further submitted that Ajeeb is part of the racket and had allegedly amassed money amounting to crores. So custodial interrogation of the accused is essential, the police said.
Considering the submissions, Sessions Judge A Hariprasad dismissed the bail plea.
The prosecution submitted that Ajeeb had five SIM cards with him. Three of these cards had been taken in the names of three other people by submitting their passport details without their knowledge.
Ajeeb had direct links with human trafficking rackets in the state. He joined the Nedumbassery Immigration Wing in 2003, but was transferred out soon. But he managed to come back to the airport in 2007 and continue there till 2011.
It had earlier been found that `59 lakh had been credited to the bank account of Ajeeb’s father, and `6 lakh in his wife’s account. This was believed to be sent in by the racketeers, the police submitted.