Guwahati: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed the charge sheet against 6 Indian criminals involved in trafficking Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims into India.
The charge sheet was filed before a special NIA court in Guwahati, Assam, on 4th June 2022. Six accused were booked under sections 120B, 370(3), and 370(5) of the Indian Penal Code. The charges framed by NIA include trafficking for sexual exploitation, abduction, abuse of power, and criminal conspiracy.
According to the press note by NIA, the case pertains to the trafficking of Rohingya and Bangladeshis into India for the purpose of exploitation and in order to settle them in India permanently on the basis of fake Indian documents. The case was registered suo-moto by the NIA on 27th December 2021.
The six charge-sheeted human traffickers are Kumkum Ahmed Choudhury @ K K Ahmed Chaudhury @ Asiqul Ahmed, Ahiya Ahmed Choudhury, Bapan Ahmed Choudhury, Shah Alam Laskar, Jamaluddin Choudhury and Wanbiang Suting. All five criminals are residents of the Cachar district of Assam, and Wangbiang Suting is a resident of Meghalaya.
The investigation has revealed that the accused persons were involved in organised human trafficking of Rohingya/Bangladeshi minor girls and women in association with other conspirators based in different parts of India and Bangladesh. The accused persons had arranged for transportation, accommodation, procurement of fake documents, etc., for the trafficked Rohingya victims.
Earlier, on 11th March 2022, NIA busted a human trafficking racket operating in the border areas of Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya, and other parts of the country. Searches were conducted at multiple locations in Assam, Meghalaya, and Karnataka. 6 accused persons were arrested in this case. Out of the six accused, five are residents of Assam’s Cachar district, and one is from East Jayantia Hills in Meghalaya.
The mastermind of the racket is Kumkum Ahmad Chowdhury, alias KK Ahmed Chowdhury alias Asikul Ahmed was arrested from Banglore. He was operating from Bangalore and was trafficking Rohingya and Bangladeshi to big cities of India using forged Indian documents.
The NIA said that a large number of incriminating documents, articles and digital devices were seized during the searches.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya police, with the help of Nagaon police, have arrested a person name Ibadul Islam. ,Meghalaya police arrested a Bangladesh national from the Indo- Bangladesh border three days ago. The arrested person was carrying a fake Indian voter ID, PAN Card, and Aadhar card belonging to an address in the Rupahihat area of Nagaon district. On investigation, Meghalaya police found that Ibadul Islam of Assam arranged fake Indian documents for several Bangladeshi illegally living in Assam, Meghalaya and some other places of the country.