NIA Files Charge Sheet In Assam Case Of Human Trafficking Of Rohingyas & Bangladeshi Muslims Into India ANN
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet in the special NIA court against 6 people in the case of human trafficking of Rohingyas and Bangladeshi Muslims in India. All the accused were arrested in March this year. All the accused were part of a gang involved in illegal smuggling of Rohingya Muslims into Indian territory.
The investigation revealed that the accused persons along with other conspirators based in different parts of India and Bangladesh were involved in organized human trafficking of Rohingya and Bangladeshi minor girls, women. The accused persons had arranged for transportation, accommodation, purchase of fake documents etc. for the Rohingya victims.
The accused used to settle Rohingya Muslims on the basis of Indian identity documents
The NIA had told that this gang was active in the border areas of Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya as well as other parts of the country. The accused were identified as gang heads Kumkum Ahmed Choudhary alias KK Ahmed Chowdhury alias Asikul Ahmed and Sahalam Laskar, Ahiya Ahmed Bapan Ahmed Chowdhury and Jamaluddin Ahmed Chowdhury. A senior NIA official had told that the case pertains to illegal smuggling of Rohingya Muslims to resettle them in Indian territory on the basis of forged Indian identity documents.
26 suspected Rohingyas coming to Assam illegally detained
Earlier on May 30, Assam Police had detained 26 suspected Rohingyas from Myanmar for “illegally entering Cachar district” in search of jobs. The police official said that 26 people from three families had allegedly reached here in three vehicles from Guwahati and had come to Kamakhya railway station by train from Jammu. During routine searches near Silchar city on Sunday, the police stopped the cars and took them into custody as they did not have valid documents to enter the country.
Superintendent of Police (Cachar) Ramandeep Kaur said that the detained people may have had contact with some local people here, who might have promised them work. He said that investigation has been started to trace these local persons and efforts are on to nab them. Another police official said that the three families had allegedly entered the country from Bangladesh through the West Bengal border in 2012 and initially took shelter in Malda and then moved to Jammu.