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Child trafficking case: BJP cries foul over Juhi Chowdhury's arrest

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 March 2017, 15:27 IST

Doubting the West Bengal Government's investigation against BJP's women wing leader Juhi Chowdhury'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 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.

Vijayvargiya further said 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.

Juhi, 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 been taken to the Jalpaiguri Court today.

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.


First published: 1 March 2017, 15:27 IST