Two more medics arrested as many babies rescued in children trafficking racket

Kolkata, November 30
The CID today arrested two more medics – Dilip Ghosh and Nitya Nanda Biswas – for their involvement in the newborn and child trafficking racket across the state.
Ghosh, who unsuccessfully contested in the last Salt Lake Municipal polls from the BJP ticket, was arrested by the CID after being interrogated since Monday, for his connection with a nursing home on College Street in central Kolkata allegedly involved in the racket.
Biswas was picked up from his Parnashree residence in Behala today after the CID during investigation found his alleged complicity with the South View nursing home in south Kolkata in the racket, which shocked the people after the Baduria nursing home child racket exposure on November 21.The CID, which is probing the human trade racket where the children are sold at Rs 1-5 lakh based on their gender, so far arrested 20 people, including physicians, nursing staff, female attendents and human rights activists.
The police also rescued some 35 malnourished children, mostly girls, who have been admitted to different government hospitals across the state.
Police is looking for more suspects involved in the heinous crime as the arrested people were gradually revealing names and their mode of operations.
Meanwhile, two babies were rescued at Mahishabagan at Coochbehar in north Bengal and two people have been rounded up, a latest report said today.
Police picked up Sathi Achariya and Sueli Das last night on finding that the former had kept two children, which were finally given to a home – Sishu Kalyan Samity.
Police is also looking for another suspect, a medic, in this connection. Meanwhile, West Bengal Minister for Women and Child Welfare Sashi Panja is expected to hold a meeting with the top CID officials at Nabanna to take stock of the situation.
Ms Panja told reporters yesterday that the government had asked the police and health department to beef up vigil on the health clinics, NGOs and other organisations, who deal with children.

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