Child trafficking case: BJP leader Juhi Chowdhury sent to 12-day CID remand

Juhi has demanded an enquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation .

Published: 01st March 2017 08:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2017 10:38 PM   |  A+A-

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SILIGURI: Bharatiya Janata Party's women wing leader Juhi Chowdhury, who was arrested by the Crime Investigation Department (CID) from the India-Nepal border as a suspect in connection with the child trafficking case, has sent to 12 days CID remand by Jalpaiguri District Court. 

Speaking to ANI here after coming out of the court, Juhi demanded an enquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). 

She was on the run for the last few days after her name was linked to the case involving trafficking of children.

The CID had earlier in January this year received a complaint from the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) about irregularities prevailing in three children homes run by Chakraborty.

The investigation into the three orphanage homes indicated Chakraborty and her associate Sonali Mondal reportedly sold babies to the foreign countries. 

Meanwhile, casting doubts on the West Bengal Government’s investigation against Juhi’s involvement in child trafficking case, party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday alleged that the saffron party workers are being trapped and demoralised by the state government.

“The West Bengal Government and police do not work like a government should, but works as a party. I do not trust their investigation. They are just trying to demoralise the BJP workers by any means,” he told ANI.

However, Vijayvargiya asserted that if any BJP worker is involved in this act then the party will initiate strict action.

“Of course if Juhi Chowdhury is involved in this case then she must be punished,” he asserted.


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