West Bengal CID sends notice to Roopa Ganguly, Kailash Vijayvargiya in child trafficking case

Roopa Ganguly and Vijayvargiya have however denied any wrongdoing or having any knowledge of the alleged child trafficking racket.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 20, 2017 9:11 pm
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The West Bengal CID on Thursday sent notice to BJP MP Roopa Ganguly, Kailash Vijayvargiya and two other leaders in an alleged child trafficking case. The state Mahila Morcha president’s name surfaced in connection with the case after the key accused, Chandana Chakraborty, alleged that Ganguly was involved in the racket when she was arrested by the West Bengal CID in the month of February. BJP’s state in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya was also named by the accused.

“A notice has been sent to Kailash Vijayvargiya and Roopa Ganguly and two others in connection with the case,” a senior Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer told PTI. “Vijayavargiya has been summoned to appear before our officers on July 24 while we will visit Ganguly’s residence for questioning on July 29,” he said.

Chandana Chakraborty, who was the chairperson of the NGO Bimala Sishu Griho was arrested for allegedly selling infants on the pretext of adoption. A West Bengal BJP women’s wing leader, Juhi Chowdhury, was also arrested for helping the NGO to get government funding and licences through her political influence. Chandana had also alleged that it was Juhi who lobbied with Roopa Ganguly and Kailash Vijayvargiya and spoke about the NGO. Both Ganguly and Vijayvargiya, have however denied any wrongdoing or having any knowledge of the alleged child trafficking racket.

CID officials, on the other hand, claim that they have evidence that suggests that Juhi had met Roopa Ganguly in central Kolkata earlier. They also believe that Juhi indeed had access to the top leaders in the party. According to the CID, after the NGO ran into trouble with the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, Chowdhury took Chakraborty to Delhi to meet with officials. The investigators also say that the women visited Delhi on at least two occasions. The CID claims to have recovered North Block entry and exit receipts during the raids. The BJP later removed Juhi Chowdhury and her father from the party.

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh alleged that the summon to Vijayavargiya and Ganguly was a conspiracy hatched by the Trinamool Congress to tarnish the image of the BJP. “Though the prime accused has already admitted that she never met Ganguly and Vijayavargiya, the CID still issued the summon to them. This is absolutely unnecessary. It is because the TMC has failed to stop the BJP in the state they are using the CID. This is nothing but harassment of our leaders,” Ghosh told PTI.

Kailash Vijayvargiya had denied all allegations and claimed that this was an attempt of the ruling Trinamool Congress to malign the image of BJP in the state. “There is no question of my involvement; I don’t know anyone called Chandana. I guess I have met Juhi Chakraborty once. All these allegations are utter rubbish. We all know that in Bengal, the police act only on the orders of the Trinamool. Earlier as well, BJP leaders like J P Mazumdar and others have been framed. This is yet another attempt,” he said. “They just needed to blame the BJP. As simple as that. I’ll react with facts and move the court over the allegation. This is a conspiracy by the TMC government,” Roopa Ganguly was quoted as saying by CNN News 18 when the charges first surfaced.

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    Nitin
    Jul 21, 2017 at 1:40 am
    Bengal Government is giving BJP their own Medicine. All non BJP State Government should follow similar approach to counter BJP conspiracy and demonization of opposition leaders by BJP and RSS with minset of Amit shat
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      syed ansar
      Jul 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm
      This is called for Tat! Excellent! When CBI and ED have become tools of central government to muzzle the voices of dissent and disagreement........she has shown that she too has power and guts to use that.....
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        Smart
        Jul 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm
        Who paid for the internet connection in your Madrasa?
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          Soma mitra
          Jul 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm
          Ignorant pest of IT cell .. gadhey Modi ne hi Diya hai ..cashless economy kelie ... Mr Blah listen .Roopa is involved in child trafficking and Bjp s re tion is malaigned by her .It's a truth . Accept the truth instead of abusing to release ur frustration ..
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          Dev Verma
          Jul 20, 2017 at 9:44 pm
          O'really you wanted to play for tat...do it ??? whole world knows how scamist is TMC and congress,lalu party,bsp,sp,nc alongwith few media houses.... time has gone for people who does shoot and scoot,now there are different set of people who care for India and doesn't play only politics to stay in power as mamta does.
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            Soma mitra
            Jul 20, 2017 at 10:52 pm
            But those are not involved in such a cheap activity like human trafficking .by the by were these guy competing with lalu in wrong doings ?
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          Indian
          Jul 20, 2017 at 8:21 pm
          Come on Mamta , if you want to do politics raise your game . This type of case will not hold any water .
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            Soma mitra
            Jul 20, 2017 at 10:54 pm
            Wrong doers must be punished whether its Lalu aur Roopa .. If not people will be forced to call raid at lalus place witch hunting
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              JD
              Jul 20, 2017 at 11:12 pm
              "Islam is the fastest growing religion" your statement below has outed you. You are a coward hiding behind a false name.
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            IslamForFoools
            Jul 20, 2017 at 8:15 pm
            Kutiya mamatha begum , the Islamic r a n d has reached her lowest level. Beech shud be freed from this earth
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              JayHind
              Jul 20, 2017 at 8:31 pm
              Calm down you should watch DRAUPADI CHEER HERAN ON TV and jrk of
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              Tanbeer alam
              Jul 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm
              When bjp put all cbi Ed etc behind some leader that time say let law will take it course now what happen?lets law decide
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                IslamForFoools
                Jul 20, 2017 at 8:34 pm
                You are musselman, world knows, you and your slavery of Arab goons called Islam is against human race on planet earth. Leave Islam first and then speak. Everything you say has no meaning because you are part of most racist, most violent, most women hating, most children hating ideology called Islam. Think if mullah in your mosque has left any brain in your skull. They hijack brain on Fridays acerbic , inflammatory speeches under the disguise of Islam given to them by their Arab masters.
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                  Soma mitra
                  Jul 20, 2017 at 10:55 pm
                  But still islam.is the fastest growing religion .YY Y ..Mr hate monger ..
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