Photographs of 11, sent abroad illegally, released
New Delhi, July 28 (UNI) Police today released photographs of eleven people, who might have been 'transported' abroad in the human trafficking racket involving BJP MP Babubhai Katara, among others.
The photographs, which include two women, two girls and seven young men, were found among the documents gathered by the investigation team, DCP (Crime) A S Cheema told mediapersons.
''At least nine of them have been sent either to the US, UK or Canada between 2004-07 and most of them hail from Gujarat, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. We are trying to find their real identity.'' They are not 'wanted' ones but we want to talk to them to fix their identity as part of the investigations. We want people to tell us about them if they can identify them, he said.
''The photographs were taken from the passports, visa applications and others documents acquired during the ongoing investigation process from several places.'' On the likely arrest of other MPs in the scam, along with Katara, the DCP said investigations against them were in an advanced stage and the documents have been sent for verification.
''After the General Examination of Questioned Documents (GEQD), which mainly comprises of handwriting deciphering, we would take the next step. If needed more arrests could be made.'' Denying any 'pressure' on the police as several high profile people including MPs were involved, Mr Cheema said there was no pressure on the police whatsoever. As soon as one part is completed we would move to the next logical step.
So far eight people have been arrested in the human trafficking case and chargesheet against seven filed by the Anti-Extortion Cell of the Delhi Police's Crime Branch.