‘Cop played major role’

Published: 16th January 2013 11:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2013 11:11 AM   |  A+A-

The Organised Crime Wing (OCW) of the Crime Branch on Tuesday submitted before the Kerala High Court that the police official who was involved in a sex racket case had played a major role in facilitating human trafficking.

The CB made the submission on the bail plea of fourth accused Raju Mathew, Sub Inspector, Immigration Wing, Nedumbassery, who is at large.

He was suspended from service after the incident. The victim was taken with a fake passport from Kochi to Muscat and was then taken to other Gulf countries. Later, she was brutally sexually exploited, the police said. The petitioner played a major role in forging the fake passport.

The CB had arrested four accused - Santha, of Punaloor, Lissy Sojan, of Thrissur, Sethulal, of Kodungalloor, and Shaji, of Mukundapuram. Santha who later turned an agent was a victim of the racket.

The incident came to light when the Immigration Department in Mumbai had found a girl, a native of Kazhakkuttam, returning from Dubai using a fake passport few months ago.

As per the case, the woman travelled on a fake passport and got trapped in the sex racket in the Gulf. She then returned to Mumbai, where her forged passport was seized.


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