Human Trafficking Case: Four Accused Granted Bail

Published: 24th September 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2014 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate on Tuesday granted bail to four accused in the Nedumbassery Human Trafficking case. Chief Judicial Magistrate K Ambika granted bail as the investigation against them were completed by the CBI.

The bail was granted to Mahesh A P, Avanitharayil, Eriyad, Thrissur; Anil Kumar V, 330 AKN, Viswavihar, Chittazha, Karekulam, Thiruvananthapuram; P K Kabeer, Pannikaveetil, Vettukad, Chavakkad, Thrissur and K Sudharman, Thiruvathira, Vakkom.

The court ordered the accused to execute a bond of `25,000 each with two solvent sureties. One of the sureties should be a relative of the accused and the person should produce the original land title deed. The court also directed the accused persons to surrender their passport and not to leave the state without permission. Similarly they should be present before the investigation officer on Saturdays  between 10 am and 12 pm.

The accused persons were arrested a few days after the CBI found that they were part of a sex racket running brothels at various places in the UAE.

The brothels were run by a person identified as Suresh and Lissey Sojan. The other accused in the case are Bindu, Lissy Sojan, Sethulal, Siraj, T A Rafeeque and M Ramesh.

The activities of the racket came to light during the investigation into the illegal trafficking of a Kattappana native to the UAE. She was sent to the UAE in August 2011 by Bindu, promising job there but was forced into prostitution.


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