NIA busts ‘human trafficking racket’; 6 held including mastermind
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has busted a human trafficking racket that was helping Rohingya Muslims enter India and settle down on the basis of forged documents.
The NIA has identified six persons involved in the racket as Kumkum Ahmed Chaudhury alias K K Ahmed Choudhury alias Asiqul Ahmed, the head of the gang, and Sahalam Laskar, Ahiya Ahmed Bapan Ahmed Chaudhary, and Jamaluddin Ahmed Chaudhary.
The NIA said that the mastermind of the racket, Chaudhury, was operating this illegal trafficking network from Bengaluru. Other active members of this racket are spread in various parts of the country.
The gang was active and operating in border areas of Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya, and other parts of the country. The NIA also conducted searches at multiple locations in Assam, Meghalaya, and Karnataka.
The official Twitter handle of the NIA shared the details. It tweeted, “NIA Arrests Six Human Traffickers and Conducts Searches at Multiple Locations in Human Trafficking Case of Guwahati, Assam (RC-05/2021/NIA-Guw)”
NIA Arrests Six Human Traffickers and Conducts Searches at Multiple Locations in Human Trafficking Case of Guwahati, Assam (RC-05/2021/NIA-Guw) pic.twitter.com/0HTL3QKKqF
— NIA India (@NIA_India) March 11, 2022
A senior NIA official on Friday said that the case pertains to the illegal trafficking of Rohingya Muslims into the Indian territory to re-settle them on the basis of forged Indian identity documents.
In December, the NIA had registered a case in this connection after receiving information. The case was filed under Sections 370 and 370(A) of IPC.
“Today, six accused persons have been arrested including Chaudhary. During the searches conducted today, a large number of incriminating documents, articles, and digital devices have been seized,” said the NIA official on Friday.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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