Jalpaiguri Child Trafficking Racket: Former Child Protection Officer Arrested

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Jalpaiguri: Former Child Protection officer Sasmita Ghosh has been arrested by CID in connection with the child trafficking racket in the Jalpaiguri NGO.

The CID sleuths on February 18 and on February 19 arrested Chandana Chakraborty, the chairperson and Sonali Mondal, chief adoption officer of an NGO. BJP Leader Juhi Choudhary was also nabbed in a raid.

Ghosh was arrested after three rounds of interrogation. CID conducted a search operation in her Siliguri home too.

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The District Magistrate of Jalpaiguri, Rachna Bhagat had on February 21 issued a show cause notice to the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) of Jalpaiguri, Ghosh.

“A total number of 17 children went missing and it is really hard to believe that the district child protection officer was completely unaware about it,” the DM said.