The police, probing the kidnapping of a newborn from the BBMP Maternity Home in Chamarajpet in June last year, had learnt about the gang that was active in buying and selling newborns.
However, the police enabled the petitioner to come out on bail by not filing a chargesheet on time.
The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Friday granted bail to two more persons arrested in a child trafficking case involving an NGO in Madurai.
On the first day, as many as 21 beggars, including the minors, were rounded up from different locations of the city and shifted to the government building.
After recovering the first child, Child Protection Officer Ramesh filed a complaint at Mukkodal police on August 24, which was followed by the arrests.
The children between the ages of five and 17, mostly belonging to tribal families, were being transported to neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, where they were allegedly going to be sold, an official said.
The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court granted bail to a couple, who was arrested in a child trafficking case, on Tuesday.
Today, Kumar is proud to have rescued more than 5,000 trafficked women and children in about a decade.
In 2020, 313 children were rescued from trains and more than 426 till August in 2021 by the RPF and others.
A senior railway source said, “The maximum number of 56 children have been brought from Bihar, followed by 15 children from different parts of Karnataka and 12 from Uttar Pradesh.
The Nanjangud police started the probe into the case after an alert from an Anganwadi worker and a complaint by the Child Development Project Officer.
The boy, who was rescued from a household in north Bengal seven years back where he was working as a domestic help, was made of the chairperson of WBPCR on Friday.
Rourkela police would be taking the accused into remand to speed up investigation and crack down on other members of the racket.
The infant’s grandmother Seema Khuntia, whose complaint led to the arrests, said Sangita’s husband Jitendra Agarwal called her over phone and met her on Tuesday afternoon with a bribe offer.
The traffickers have also been arrested, the release added.