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Child trafficking case: CID goes to BJP MP Roopa Ganguly's house to quiz her

The West Bengal CID on Saturday went to the house of BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly for questioning her in connection with a child trafficking case in Jalpaiguri, a senior official said.

A team of the agency's officers went to Ganguly's south Kolkata house to question her over her alleged meeting with former BJP women wing general secretary Juhi Chowdhury, an accused in the case who was under arrest, a senior CID official said.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had unearthed a child trafficking racket earlier this year under which babies and children were allegedly sold, some to foreigners, through illegal adoption deals.

"We will question her about her links to Chowdhury and also we need answers to a few more questions," the officer said. The state CID had also summoned BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and two other leaders for questioning in the same case.

The probe agency had arrested several people, including the head of a child protection agency in Darjeeling and a member of a child welfare committee, on charges of child trafficking. Those arrests were part of a widening probe into the adoption racket at the Bimala Shishu Griho, a children's home in Jalpaiguri town.

The CID had unearthed the child trafficking racket during raids at homes and nursing homes in the Baduria area of North 24 Parganas district, in Behala in the southern fringes of Kolkata and some other parts of south Bengal in November last year.